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The ACCESS Procedure for PC Files

Performance and Efficient View Descriptors for PC Files

General Guidelines

When you create and use view descriptors, follow these guidelines to minimize the use of SAS resources and to reduce the time it takes to access data:

Extracting Data Using a View

It might be more efficient to use a view descriptor to extract PC files data and place it in a SAS data file.

A PC file is read every time a view descriptor is referred to in a SAS program and is executed. It is better to extract data under these circumstances:

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