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Pointing Sas Work Files Into Different Locations

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Pointing Sas Work Files Into Different Locations

Hi,

The Setup for our default SAS System user work folder is located at:

-WORK E:\SASWork\

Is it possible that for some users the default SAS System work folder will be at Different location like:

-WORK C:\SASWork\

Thanks in advanced,

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Pointing Sas Work Files Into Different Locations

Everywhere I've worked individual work folders have always been designated with user-specific locations whose specific locations are differentiated with system parameters.  E.g., something like:

-WORK "!TEMP\SAS Temporary Files"

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Pointing Sas Work Files Into Different Locations

For Windows PC, WORK usually uses the local hard drive as opposed to LAN or other network storage.  You can point them anywhere you like as long as you have read/write access.

In UNIX environments, it is not uncommon to see a central directory and/or filesystem that's built for speed only being used for WORK.  Since these SAS datasets only last for the duration of a SAS job, there's no need for mirroring or stripping.

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