07-11-2013 07:50 AM
Hello MO/OR community,
I intend to compress data set and while examining PROC CONTENTS, I found following additional information:
Data Set Type
If I were to modify Compressed to YES, how should I proceed?
In general, what are options for Protection, Data Set Type, Indexes, Sorted and how to modify these? Are there some macros to address this? Is it user-level grant
07-11-2013 09:32 AM
The options for protection can be found in the passwords section of my paper: PROC DATASETS; the Swiss Army Knife of SAS Procedures, http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings11/274-2011.pdf .
Data set type is usually DATA, VIEW, or INDEX. However, I understand that there are additional data types associated with PROC CORR, but I have never used it and cannot comment on it further.
As far as Indexes go, see my paper: The Basics of Using SAS Indexes, http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi30/247-30.pdf to get this information for free. Or, if you are really interested, consider my SAS Press book: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes, https://support.sas.com/publishing/authors/raithel.html which will cost you a dollar or "two".
Finally, SORTED is set by SAS when the data are sorted or when you assert a sort on the data set via PROC DATASETS. See first paper mentioned for that later point.
Best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
(aka Michael A. Raithel)