- Prior to Version 7 of SAS/ACCESS Interface to CA-IDMS software,
the CA-IDMS DATA step interface was reserved for programs that required full
control over DBMS access, or for when access through the LRF was not available
or not desired. Beginning in Version 7, the DATA step interface replaces the SAS/ACCESS interface
view engine. The ACCESS procedure and descriptors and access through the LRF
are no longer supported; only the DATA step interface is supported.
- Enhanced naming conventions and support enable you to use 32-byte
names for SAS data set and variable names. You can also use mixed-case names
and names that were nonstandard in Version 6. See SAS Language Reference: Concepts for details about
the new naming conventions.
- An IF statement has been provided to enable you to issue IF SET
EMPTY, IF SET NOT EMPTY, IF SET MEMBER, and IF NOT SET MEMBER CA-IDMS function
calls and to receive the result in the ERRSTAT variable.
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