The SASEXCCM Interface Engine

SAS Output Data Set

You can use the SAS DATA step to write the selected CRSP or Compustat data to a SAS data set. This enables you to easily analyze the data by using SAS software. If you specify the name of the output data set in the DATA statement, the engine supervisor creates a SAS data set that has the specified name in either the SAS Work library or, if specified, the User library.

The contents of the SAS data set include the DATE of each observation, the series name of each series read from the CRSPAccess database, event variables, and the label or description of each series, event, or array.

You can use the PRINT and CONTENTS procedures to print your output data set and its contents. Alternatively, you can view your SAS output observations by opening the desired output data set in a SAS Explorer window. You can also use the SQL procedure with your SASEXCCM libref to create a custom view of your data.