error by proc sort

Contributor jf
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error by proc sort

Hi, all,

When I run Proc sort, I got an error message:

ERROR: Failure while merging sorted runs from utility file 1 to final output.

ERROR: Failure encountered during external sort.

ERROR: Write to WORK.SORT_SCORE.DATA failed. File is full and may be damaged.

What caused this error? How can I fix it?


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Posts: 13,507

Re: error by proc sort

With the note about failure during external sort I think you may need to provide your OS, the external sort utility used, example of the code creating the error. It may be that other system options will come into play.

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Re: error by proc sort

Sounds like you ran out of disk space.

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