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rraj3
Calcite | Level 5

What does PROC CONTENTS provide?
a) Shows the contents of a SAS data set and prints the directory of the SAS library. 
b) Shows the contents of a SAS data set and manage libraries.
c) Shows the data portion of a SAS data set.

Options:

a
b
c
All of the above

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SASEnthusiast
Obsidian | Level 7

The answer is Option (a).

Ksharp
Super User

Yeah. I vote for  A  either.

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

I'd say none of the above.

To show the contents of a dataset, I'd need to do a proc print or proc sql select *.

proc contents reveals information about the metadata of a SAS dataset (and can produce a directory listing)

The question should be rephrased if meant for an international audience.

LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

@Kurt_Bremser agreed. And what does "...prints the directory of the SAS library" even mean? Sounds more like they try to describe PROC DATASETS.

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