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converting ssd files

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converting ssd files

We received a bunch of SAS ssd data sets from our state department of
health. We don't own the software to open up the ssd files. I've heard of
DBMS Copy as a legitimate way of converting the files into something we can
read - Excel, MS SQL and Access. I am wondering if there are other
alternatives w/o purchasing SAS itself to either link to the data sets
through OLEDB/ODBC or convert the files? Any information would be greatly
appreciated.
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Re: converting ssd files

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free download of SAS System Viewer
get the version 8 version at http://www.sas.com/apps/demosdownloads/sassysview_PROD_8.2_sysdep.jsp?packageID=000176&jmpflag=N

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Re: converting ssd files

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StatTransfer also works well for converting the datasets. ( http://www.stattransfer.com/ )

We moved to that for general conversions because DBMS Copy is no longer being maintained.
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