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Most Efficient Way to Print a Huge SAS Dataset

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Most Efficient Way to Print a Huge SAS Dataset

I have a dataset with a 100 million records that I have to print to a PDF for record keeping purposes.

Proc print is going extremely slowly with this even when I break it up into multiple files. So what would be the most efficient approach for this. Thanks!
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Re: Most Efficient Way to Print a Huge SAS Dataset

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Suggest you create a suitable "sample data" file for testing purposes, review the various ODS PDF parameter options for controlling output quality, and test various approaches with your sample data and OS / SAS environment.

Or, as an alternative, consider whether a DATA step approach may be more efficient while suitable for your information output requirements.

Scott Barry
SBBWorks, Inc.

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Re: Most Efficient Way to Print a Huge SAS Dataset

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Just out of curiosity...why is an electronic pdf an acceptable historic document but the actual sas dataset not?
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