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The Little SAS® Book for Enterprise Guide® 4.1 by Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter

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Opening a SAS Data Set Stored in a SAS Library

In Tutorial A, you created a SAS data set named Tours and stored it in the SASUSER library (or you might have stored Tours in a different library if your SASUSER library is read-only). A SAS library is simply a folder that has been given a short nickname. To open the Tours data set that you created, you could navigate to the folder for the SASUSER library and open the data set like you did to open the TourDates data set. But, to open a data set this way, you need to know where the SASUSER library is physically located and, depending on your installation, the path to the SASUSER location can be very long. An easier way to open SAS data sets stored in SAS libraries is to look for them in the SAS server ...

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