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determine number of times a SAS dataset has been read or accessed

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determine number of times a SAS dataset has been read or accessed

Greetings,

 

I am trying to determine how often or if a SAS dataset is being used (read / accessed).  Is there a way to tell how many times a dataset has been read / accessed?  I have checked the results from proc contents and proc dataset but I do not see anything obvious that will tell me.  Using the last access date will not give me enough information.

 

Alan

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Re: determine number of times a SAS dataset has been read or accessed

Ur you are referring to a normal SAS data set, this nothing that SAS keeps track on. SAS data sets are just OS files and kanbe accessed in various ways.
Your operating system might hold this information.
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Re: determine number of times a SAS dataset has been read or accessed

For this, you best activate the operating system's auditing subsystem. It detects any access, even one done outside of SAS (eg copy the file).

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Re: determine number of times a SAS dataset has been read or accessed

Hi LinusH and KurtBremser,  

Thank you for your input.  Very much appreciated.

 

Alan

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