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System Options under z/OS

SASHELP= System Option: z/OS

Specifies the location of the SASHELP SAS library.
Default: SASHELP
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation
Category: Environment Control: ENVFILES
z/OS specifics: library-specification
See: SASHELP= System Option in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary

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SASHELP=library-specification | (library-specification-1 . . . library-specification-n)


is the same as the library-specification described for the LIBNAME statement for z/OS.

You can specify one or more libraries. They are searched in the order in which they are listed.


If the SASHELP= option is not specified, then the value SASHELP is used.

Note:   If a ddname is supplied as a library-specification, then the ddname must refer to a single z/OS data set or UFS directory rather than to an externally allocated concatenation of data sets.  [cautionend]

The following example shows one way to assign a list of library specifications to SASHELP:


The first library specification UPDATE refers to a ddname that must be allocated external to SAS. The second library specification refers to the z/OS data set ORIGINAL.SASHELP. The file system prefix 'MVS:' is specified to distinguish this specification from a UFS path. If the system option FILESYSTEM=HFS is in effect, then SAS assumes that ORIGINAL.SASHELP refers to a UFS directory in the current USS working directory.

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