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Using proc cport to create .xpt file

The following code creates a .xpt file but the file is not populated - it has no content other than a date and time stamp. There are no errors or warnings in the log - it states that there were 1147 observations as expected. Please can anyone explain why the data in _source are not carried across into the .xpt file?

 

proc cport data=_source file='Y:\F_Science\\Outputs\pc.xpt';

run;

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Re: Using proc cport to create .xpt file

You are missing a select:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/proc/61895/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a002473425.htm

 

Anyways, I wouldn't go that route with cport.  Use a slightly different method:

filename tmp xport "y:/pc.xpt";

proc copy in=_source out=tmp;
run;

filename tmp clear;

 

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