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qucik questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG

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qucik questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG

HI All,

 

 

     I have quick questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG, I searched and find this link

http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=bisag&docsetTarget=p0m58rt1se8r58n1dd6pujtbiwl3.htm&docsetVer...

 

     My questions are:

     1) Are users allowed to save data in the metadata "SAS Folders"?

     2) If so, how to reference the path in SAS coding? So the data can be saved in the "SAS Folders"?

 

Thank you!

 

Jade

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Re: qucik questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG

 

HI!

You can't store metadata directly under SAS Folders, you need to add a subfolder.

In that folder you can store metadata information about the tables not the physical data which is stored in a libname.

 

Using proc metalib you can register tables using base code, this might help you get started:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/engimap/63339/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n0efd9zid4e2xln1oi...

 

 
 
//Fredrik
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Re: qucik questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG

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You appear to be confusing SAS's metadata folder structure ("SAS Folders") with "real" folders as might exist on disk. SAS's metadata folder structure is for storing metadata objects created by SAS (like SAS VA reports for example), and has nothing to do with where you might physically store SAS data.

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Re: qucik questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG

Thank you! Usually what's the purpose to use "SAS Folders"? I never use it before and don't know how to use the "SAS Folders".
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Re: qucik questions of "SAS Folders" in SAS EG

The folders structure is used to store metadata about DI-jobs, information maps, stored processes, tables, reports and so on.

You can set security on metadata folders to grant/deny users content in the folders.

 

When working in DI-studio you only work with folders, the same goes for Visual Analytics, when you store the reports.

 

It is a bit confusing in EG where you have both the servers tab and the folders tab. In EG I always work with the servers tab.

//Fredrik

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