|Moving and Accessing SAS Files across Operating Environments
CEDA offers these
- The user can transparently read a data set with
no conscious concern or knowledge about the native format of the file.
- System performance is maximized because a read
operation requires a single translation between native and non-native formats
versus a translation from native format to transport format to native format.
- No interim transport files are created.
eliminates the need to perform explicit steps
in order to access the file.
- CEDA does not require a dedicated server as does SAS/SHARE or
an explicit sign on to a remote host as does SAS/CONNECT.
- The internal numeric representation provided by
CEDA is more precise than that provided by the XPORT engine with PROC COPY.
CEDA uses a one-step translation from the native format of the source host
to the native format of the target host, whereas the XPORT engine uses a two-step
transformation from a file's native format to the target host format by means
of transport format.
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