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How to find nobs of a temporary dataset using dictionary.tables

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How to find nobs of a temporary dataset using dictionary.tables

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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‎10-11-2017 01:30 PM
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Re: How to find nobs of a temporary dataset using dictionary.tables

memname is CAPS in dictionary table, so:

....and memname = 'ROW1COL1';

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‎10-11-2017 01:30 PM
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Re: How to find nobs of a temporary dataset using dictionary.tables

memname is CAPS in dictionary table, so:

....and memname = 'ROW1COL1';
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