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SAS ERROR when there are too many .*sas7bitm

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SAS ERROR when there are too many .*sas7bitm

Having played around with ODS graphs and html output lately I noticed a seemingly random SAS error occurring when a lot of *.sas7bitm files are stored in the work directory (using SAS 9.2 under Windows).

Looks like when the counter of the files reached 9999 (?) SAS will issues an error messages.
I don't have much use of these item store files and is there a way to get rid of them during a SAS session?
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Re: SAS ERROR when there are too many .*sas7bitm

What is the exact symptom (SAS error message) you receive and after what SAS code (executed) do you receive the message?

If you search the SAS support website for the file-extension, it is referred to as ITEMSTOR files, used for various purposes. If you do get some SAS error, suggest focusing on the problem by contacting SAS technical support or reply back to the forum for feedback.

Scott Barry
SBBWorks, Inc.


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Problem Note 37490: The WORK library can fill up with temporary itemstores when running ODS GRAPHICS procedures
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Re: SAS ERROR when there are too many .*sas7bitm

Problem Note 37490 ! yep this is it. Didn't found it myself sorry.

Not really resolved however...
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Re: SAS ERROR when there are too many .*sas7bitm

Once you find the path to work with PATHNAME you can delete the files system DEL/ERASE using X, call system, systask etc.
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