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Record_separator=none on MVS

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Record_separator=none on MVS

Would it be possible to make this the default on MVS systems? When, on MVS, would I ever not want to specify it?
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Re: Record_separator=none on MVS

Jack,

You can customize the record separator in the ODS portion of the SAS registry. The DMS "regedit" command or PROC REGISTRY are ways to do this.

-- David Kelley, SAS
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Re: Record_separator=none on MVS

Is there a reason why SAS shouldn't ship with RECORD_SEPARATOR=NONE preset on MVS systems?

I always want SAS to do my work for me.
SAS Employee
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Re: Record_separator=none on MVS

Specifying the RS=NONE option on MVS does allow this file to become more portable. The CC character '15'x is added mostly because of performance reasons. Specifying the RS=NONE option requires that we build one record at a time which I assumed would add some additional overhead. However benchmarking this has not proven a significant difference so far with my test.

I will enter a suggestion defect on this so that it can be considered for a future release.
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