What Does the XML LIBNAME Engine Do?

The XML LIBNAME engine processes an XML document. The engine can:
  • export (write to an output location) an XML document from a SAS data set of type DATA by translating the SAS proprietary file format to XML markup. The output XML document can then be:
    • used by a product that processes XML documents.
    • moved to another host for the XML engine to process by translating the XML markup back to a SAS data set.
  • import (read from an input location) an external XML document. The input XML document is translated to a SAS data set.