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proc datasets

Hi friends - this is tricky for me if someone can help please...

I have one folder name "marketdataset" and there are lot of data sets in it. I want to know if i want to use "proc dataset" with this to get all datasets name - how can i do that?

Thanks!


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‎02-08-2014 05:45 AM
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Re: proc datasets

Assuming the datasets in question are SAS datasets, it sounds like dictionary tables are your friend here;

e.g.

libname inputs <location of your data>;

proc sql;

     create table myData as

     select memname

     from dictionary.tables

     where libname eq 'INPUTS' /* Note your libname reference here must be upper case */

     ;

quit;

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Re: proc datasets

If they are SAS datasets of interest I would create a library pointing to that folder as the first step.

If they are not, then you'll likely want to import them into SAS datasets and thats going to raise questions about file types and options for importing.

Which case are you looking at?

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Re: proc datasets

they all are sas data sets only. but i don't understand your statement

"If they are SAS datasets of interest I would create a library pointing to that folder as the first step."


Thanks Ballardw...

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‎02-08-2014 05:45 AM
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Posts: 4

Re: proc datasets

Assuming the datasets in question are SAS datasets, it sounds like dictionary tables are your friend here;

e.g.

libname inputs <location of your data>;

proc sql;

     create table myData as

     select memname

     from dictionary.tables

     where libname eq 'INPUTS' /* Note your libname reference here must be upper case */

     ;

quit;

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Re: proc datasets

IT WORKED ABSOLUTELY FINE

Thanks - HJD24

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