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What is the extension of temporary datasets?

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What is the extension of temporary datasets?

Hello,

 

Just out of curiosity I want to know if the temporary datasets have any extension, As they are deleted after the session ends. And where the WORK. library stores its datasets like in local computer's temporary files or in server. I am using SAS studio: University Edition.

I know permanent datasets have .sas7bdat extension by the way.

 

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‎04-21-2018 08:51 AM
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Re: What is the extension of temporary datasets?

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The datasets in WORK are just normal datasets (and therefore have the same .sas7bdat extension). The only thing special about WORK is that it was created at the start of the SAS process with a directory that has the process number coded into its name, and that that directory is removed with all contents once the SAS session terminates gracefully.

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‎04-21-2018 08:51 AM
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Re: What is the extension of temporary datasets?

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The datasets in WORK are just normal datasets (and therefore have the same .sas7bdat extension). The only thing special about WORK is that it was created at the start of the SAS process with a directory that has the process number coded into its name, and that that directory is removed with all contents once the SAS session terminates gracefully.

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Ok, Thank you very much!!!

 

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