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Protecting SAS Datasets

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Protecting SAS Datasets

I was wondering if there was a way similar to Excel, that you can put a password on a dataset so it can not be over-written or changed?

Just need a way to provide some security for certain datasets.
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Re: Protecting SAS Datasets

Search the SAS support http://support.sas.com/ website using this Google advanced search argument:

password protect sas datasets site:sas.com

There is SAS-hosted documentation and also supplemental technical and conference topic-related reference documents for review and use.

Scott Barry
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Re: Protecting SAS Datasets

These tools, similar to Excel, do not protect you from a deletion from the OS.
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Re: Protecting SAS Datasets

Thanks Guys.
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