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Copy data sets and retain the original date/time stamp

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Occasional Contributor Rik
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Copy data sets and retain the original date/time stamp

Hi,

 

Im looking for a way to copy over SAS data sets from one location to another location and keep the original date//time stamp.

Using proc copy or proc datasets will modify this time stamp with the date/time of execution. 

I ould like to avoid this.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Copy data sets and retain the original date/time stamp

In this case, you could try using OS command from within SAS. Check 'SYSTASK COMMAND'  OR 'X' COMMAND. Without knowing your SAS enviroment (windows/linux ect), specific code can't be provided.

 

Haikuo

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Re: Copy data sets and retain the original date/time stamp

Use PROC COPY with the DATECOPY option.

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