LIBNAME libref _ALL_ CLEAR;
This version is a simplified version of the LIBNAME statement syntax. For the complete
syntax and its explanation, see the LIBNAME statement in “LIBNAME Statement” in
SAS Statements: Reference
is any valid libref, as documented in SAS Statements: Reference.
is one of the following library engines supported under Windows:
accesses SAS System 9, SAS 9.1, SAS 9.2, SAS 9.3, and SAS 9.4
data sets. You can use the nickname BASE for this engine.
accesses Version 8, Release 8.1, and Release 8.2 data sets.
accesses Version 7 data sets.
accesses Release 6.08 through Release 6.12 data sets. The V604
engine enables you to read from Release 6.03 and Release 6.04 SAS
data sets directly from your 32–bit Windows SAS 9.2 session.
Release 6.03 and Release 6.04 SAS data sets are not compatible with
the x64 64–bit environment and the Itanium 64–bit environment.
accesses Release 6.03 and Release 6.04 data sets.
generates an XML document from a SAS data set.
accesses transport format files.
accesses BMDP data files in a 32–bit operating environment.
accesses OSIRIS data files.
accesses SPSS export files.
For more information about these engines, see “Multi Engine Architecture” on page
is the physical name of a SAS library under Windows. It must be a valid Windows
pathname or an environment variable that is set to a valid Windows pathname. You
can concatenate several Windows directories to serve as a single SAS library. When
you specify multiple libraries, use parentheses around the first and last library
pathnames. For more information about concatenated SAS libraries, see
“Understanding How Multi-Folder SAS Libraries Are Accessed” on page 139.
specifies to use extended server memory for this library. For more information about
using extended memory, see “Memory-Based Libraries” on page 204.
specifies the number of seconds SAS waits for a locked file to become available to
another process. If the locked file is released before the number of seconds specified
by n, then SAS locks the file for the current process and continues. If the file is still
locked when the number of seconds has been reached, then SAS writes a "Locked
File" error to the log and the DATA step fails.
0 – 600
LIBNAME Statement: Windows