CIMPORT Procedure: z/OS

Restores a transport file that was created by the CPORT procedure.
z/OS specifics: Options
See: “The CIMPORT Procedure” in the Base SAS Procedures Guide


The DISK option is the default for the CIMPORT procedure. Therefore, PROC CIMPORT defaults to reading from a file on disk instead of from a tape. If you want to read a file from tape, then specify the TAPE option.
When writing and reading files to and from tapes, you are not required to specify the DCB attributes in a SAS FILENAME statement or FILENAME function. However, it is recommended that you specify BLKSIZE=8000.
Note: Starting in SAS 9.1, you can use the MIGRATE procedure to migrate a SAS library from a previous release. For more information, see the Migration focus area at

See Also

Moving and Accessing SAS Files
CIMPORT Procedure in Base SAS Procedures Guide
MIGRATE Procedure in Base SAS Procedures Guide