Specifies how a tape is positioned when a SAS file on the tape
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FILECLOSE=DISP | LEAVE | REREAD | REWIND
- positions the tape volume according to the
disposition specified in the operating environment's control language.
- positions the tape at the end of the file
that was just processed. Use FILECLOSE=LEAVE if you are not repeatedly accessing
the same files in a SAS program but you are accessing one or more subsequent
SAS files on the same tape.
- positions the tape volume at the beginning
of the file that was just processed. Use FILECLOSE=REREAD if you are accessing
the same SAS data set on tape several times in a SAS program.
- rewinds the tape volume to the beginning.
Use FILECLOSE=REWIND if you are accessing one or more previous SAS files
on the same tape, but you are not repeatedly accessing the same files in a
Operating Environment Information: These values are not recognized by all operating environments. Additional
values are available on some operating environments. See the appropriate
sections of the SAS documentation for your operating environment for more
information on using SAS data libraries that are stored on
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