The DBF and DIF procedures provide and alternate way to access dBase files. You can use these procedures to convert PC file types to SAS data sets, or vice versa.
Under UNIX and Microsoft Windows operating environments, you can use the DBF and DIF procedures to convert a DBF or DIF file to a SAS data set. You can convert a SAS data set to a DBF or DIF file.
See Methods for Accessing PC Files Data for additional ways to access data in PC file formats under UNIX, and Microsoft Window operating environments.