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Windows and Commands in z/OS Environments

FILE Command: z/OS

Writes the contents of that current window to an external file.
z/OS specifics: file-specification, ENCODING= option



FILE file-specification <ENCODING=encoding-value> <options>


specifies a valid z/OS external file specification, such as a fileref or the physical filename of a sequential data set, a member of a partitioned data set (PDS), a member of an extended partitioned data set (PDSE), or a file in UNIX System Services (USS).


specifies the encoding to use when writing to the output file. Typically, you would specify a value for ENCODING= that indicates that the output file has a different encoding from the current session encoding. However, you can also specify the same encoding for the output file as for the current session encoding. You must enclose the value in quotation marks if it contains a dash.

If you specify an encoding value that is different from the session encoding, SAS transcodes the data from the session encoding to the specified encoding when you write data to the output file. The default encoding is the session encoding, which is the value of the ENCODING= SAS system option.

For valid encoding values, see Encoding Values in SAS Language Elements in the SAS National Language Support (NLS): Reference Guide.

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