ACCESS Procedure Description

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 definition.
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.