I'm using Linux and want to use a SAS file with formats that was made on a Windows computer. The formats are in a file (catalog) named formats.sas7bcat. I do not have access to the original SAS proc formats that created this file. I am able to read the datafile, but when a proc need a format I get the error "ERROR: File TUM.FORMATS.CATALOG was created for a different operating system.
ERROR: Format $CENTER not found or couldn't be loaded for variable Center." How can I convert the formats to Linux?
Basically, you need to export the catalog from the Windows environment in a transport file (see PROC CPORT/CIMPORT for details). If it's impossible to get an extract from your format catalog origin, maybe you have other collogues/friends with Windows SAS that can do it for you, or, ultimately, SAS mat do it for you if ask very friendly...;-)