DSS5200W - Recfm VB cannot be concatenated with U

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DSS5200W - Recfm VB cannot be concatenated with U

This message appears when we do a jobscan on jobs using SAS. We recently upgraded to v9.1.3 from v8.2.06. Our previous SASAUTOS concatenation's DCB is FB while the new version we recently installed has a DCB of VB. My question is if its okay for me to re-allocate the autolib dataset from a VBB to an FB?
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Re: DSS5200W - Recfm VB cannot be concatenated with U

I would recommend the opposite, going from FB to VB.
The process of removing any line numbers in 73-80 is simpler than text flowing all the wide code to within cols 1-72
VB would also work in the SAS8 context.

SASAUTOS concatenation can be achieved within the SAS session rather than the JCL. The style is
option sasautos= ( ddname ddn2 "physical DSN" etc "..." ) ;

There are a SAS Usage notes on the topic: see
http://support.sas.com/kb/11/929.html and
http://support.sas.com/kb/12/199.html which refers to options S= and S2= which are also involved.

PeterC
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