01-11-2016 02:09 PM
I have large zipped data files on SAS Server. I would like to unzip them in the SAS server instead of downloading zipped files to the local machine, unzipping and uploading them again into SAS Server. Is there SAS codes or macros that can be used to perform unzipping zipped files on the SAS Server ? I would really appreciate your assistance in this regard. Thanks
01-11-2016 02:21 PM - edited 01-11-2016 02:21 PM
If you have SAS 9.4 you can read directly from a zipped file.
Otherwise you can use OS commands to unzip the file, are you on Unix or Windows?Do you have 7z installed on the server?
Here's a similar question from last week with code samples.
01-11-2016 04:42 PM
This is the code to unzip a SAS file, replacing the paths for your system.
x '"C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe" e "C:\_localdata\delete.zip" -o"C:\_localdata\"';