FILEEXIST Function: z/OS

Verifies the existence of an external file by its physical name.
Category: External Files
z/OS specifics: filename
See: FILEEXIST Function in SAS Functions and CALL Routines: Reference



Required Argument

specifies a physical filename of an external file. In a DATA step, filename can be a character expression, a string in quotation marks, or a DATA step variable. In a macro, filename can be any expression.
Under UNIX System Services (USS), filename can specify a path.


FILEEXIST returns 1 if the external file exists, and 0 if the file does not exist. FILEEXIST can also verify the existence of a directory in USS.