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Moving and Accessing SAS Files between Operating Environments

Deciding to Access a SAS File across Operating Environments

In some instances, accessing instead of owning and maintaining your own copy of a file might be preferable. Alternatively, you might need to read data from a locally mounted tape that was created elsewhere, or you might need to read, write, or update data that is remotely mounted on your network.

Note:   Do not confuse the term access with the product SAS/ACCESS. In the context of moving or accessing SAS files across operating environments, access means to reach and process SAS files. SAS/ACCESS enables users to use third-party DBMS files.  [cautionend]

You can use these methods to access remote SAS files:

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