The ACCESS procedure
creates SAS files of type ACCESS and VIEW. These files are referred
to as descriptor files because they describe a CA-Datacom/DB
database to the SAS System.
An ACCESS file describes
the data in one CA-Datacom/DB
table. The ACCESS file is a master copy of all or part of a database
You grant access to
the actual database by creating different views under the ACCESS file.
The VIEW files can identify a subset of the data described by the
ACCESS file. The data specified in a VIEW can be used in the SAS System
in much the same way that a SAS data file is used.