DOPTNAME Function

Returns directory attribute information.
Category: External Files
See: DOPTNAME Function: Windows in SAS Companion for Windows

DOPTNAME Function: UNIX in SAS Companion for UNIX Environments

DOPTNAME Function: z/OS in SAS Companion for z/OS

Syntax

DOPTNAME(directory-id,nval)

Required Arguments

directory-id
is a numeric variable that specifies the identifier that was assigned when the directory was opened by the DOPEN function.
nval
is a numeric constant, variable, or expression that specifies the sequence number of the option.

Details

Operating Environment Information: The number, names, and nature of the directory information varies between operating environments. The number of options that are available for a directory varies depending on the operating environment. For details, see the SAS documentation for your operating environment.

Examples

Example 1: Using DOPTNAME to Retrieve Directory Attribute Information

This example opens the directory with the fileref MYDIR, retrieves all system-dependent directory information items, writes them to the SAS log, and closes the directory:
%let filrf=mydir;
%let rc=%sysfunc(filename(filrf,physical-name));
%let did=%sysfunc(dopen(&filrf));
%let infocnt=%sysfunc(doptnum(&did));
%do j=1 %to &infocnt;
   %let opt=%sysfunc(doptname(&did,&j));
   %put Directory information=&opt;
%end;
%let rc=%sysfunc(dclose(&did));

Example 2: Using DOPTNAME within a DATA Step

This example creates a data set that contains the name and value of each directory information item:
data diropts;
   length optname $ 12 optval $ 40;
   keep optname optval;
   rc=filename("mydir","physical-name");
   did=dopen("mydir");
   numopts=doptnum(did);
   do i=1 to numopts;
      optname=doptname(did,i);
      optval=dinfo(did,optname);
      output;
   end;
   run;