|Tools for Managing Catalogs|
There are several SAS features to help you manage the entries in catalogs.
The CATALOG procedure and the CEXIST function are two features of base SAS
software. Another tool is SAS Explorer, which lets you view the contents of
SAS catalogs. A number of interactive windowing procedures contain a catalog
directory window for managing entries. The following list summarizes the
tools available for managing catalogs:
- CATALOG procedure
- is similar to the DATASETS procedure. Use the CATALOG procedure
to copy, delete, list, and rename entries in catalogs.
- CEXIST function
- allows you to verify the existence of a SAS catalog or catalog
entry. See the CEXIST function in the
SAS Language Reference: Dictionary for more information.
- CATALOG window
- is a window you can bring up at any time in an interactive
windowing environment. It displays the name, type, description, and date of
last update for each entry in the specified catalog. CATALOG window commands
enable you to edit catalog entries. You can also view and edit catalog entries
after double-clicking on a catalog file in SAS Explorer.
- catalog directory windows
- are available in some procedures in SAS/AF, SAS/FSP, and
SAS/GRAPH software. A catalog directory window lists the same kind of information
that the CATALOG window provides: entry name, type, description, and date
of last update. See the description of each interactive windowing procedure
for details about the catalog directory window for that procedure.
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