10-11-2017 12:33 PM
I am using SAS 9.4 on windows. We know that we can use dictionary.tables to query permanent datasets like sashelp.cars. For example -
proc sql noprint; select nobs into :totobs separated by ' ' from dictionary.tables where libname = 'SASHELP' and memname = 'CARS'; quit;
If I create a new dataset which is a temporary one, can I use similar code ? Are temporary datasets saved in similar fashion ?
data row1col1; a =12; output; run; proc sql noprint; select nobs into :cntobs from dictionary.tables where libname = 'WORK' and memname = 'row1col1'; quit; %put num_records = &cntobs.;
The above code is running without any error but the log says NOTE: No rows were selected. Is there a way to use this code or I am making a basic mistake and the approach is wrong ?
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