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Barite | Level 11

I have never heard the term clob before yesterday so I am very new to the subject.  If something is stored in clob will it be as easy as using an import wizard to pull it into SAS?  Does anyone know of any good documentation on the topic?

Thanks,

Mark

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LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

CLOB is as you might know "character large object", a data type in Oracle (and others?).

Since SAS has limited to 32K for char variables, the information in your CLOBs might be truncated when accessing these using the SAS/ACCESS libname engine for your RDBMS.

A work around is to use explicit SQL pass-thru to access the data. If you need it in SAS, try to split the CLOB into smaller chunks, before accessing/importing it to SAS.

41575 - SAS/ACCESS® Interface to Oracle supports BLOB and CLOB data types with a character limit of ...

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LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

CLOB is as you might know "character large object", a data type in Oracle (and others?).

Since SAS has limited to 32K for char variables, the information in your CLOBs might be truncated when accessing these using the SAS/ACCESS libname engine for your RDBMS.

A work around is to use explicit SQL pass-thru to access the data. If you need it in SAS, try to split the CLOB into smaller chunks, before accessing/importing it to SAS.

41575 - SAS/ACCESS® Interface to Oracle supports BLOB and CLOB data types with a character limit of ...

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