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Transaction of environment from SAS UNIX to SAS Windows

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Transaction of environment from SAS UNIX to SAS Windows

Hi,

We have to move our sas code from SAS unix to SAS windows, please guide what should be the process for the same.

Which all procedures functions differently in SAS UNIX and SAS windows


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‎07-08-2015 12:01 PM
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Re: Transaction of environment from SAS UNIX to SAS Windows

The most obvious is that file paths you specify will have to conform to Windows syntax. So look for Library, Filename, File, Infile, Path and similar instructions.

If you do any direct binary data manipulation that's another place.

If you look in the online documentation on "Using SAS Software in Your operating Environment" there is a section on Unix environments and the section of Host-specific features will give a place to look for possible problems if using any of the Unix specific commands, options, formats, functions, procedures, system options.

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‎07-08-2015 12:01 PM
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Re: Transaction of environment from SAS UNIX to SAS Windows

The most obvious is that file paths you specify will have to conform to Windows syntax. So look for Library, Filename, File, Infile, Path and similar instructions.

If you do any direct binary data manipulation that's another place.

If you look in the online documentation on "Using SAS Software in Your operating Environment" there is a section on Unix environments and the section of Host-specific features will give a place to look for possible problems if using any of the Unix specific commands, options, formats, functions, procedures, system options.

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Re: Transaction of environment from SAS UNIX to SAS Windows

You will need to test your SAS programs when they have been moved to Windows to ensure they run without error and give you the same results.

If you are changing SAS versions as well you will need to be careful of version differences.

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