Storing Files in a SAS Library
What Is a SAS File?
You store all SAS files in a SAS
library. A SAS file is a specially structured file that is created,
organized, and maintained by SAS. The files reside in SAS libraries
as members with specific types. Examples of SAS files are as follows:
SAS data sets (which can be SAS
data files or SAS data views)
SAS/ACCESS descriptor files
stored compiled DATA step programs
Note: A file that contains SAS
statements, even one that is created during a SAS session, is usually
not considered a SAS file. For example, in directory-based operating
environments, a .sas file is a text file that typically contains a
program and is not considered a SAS file.
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