TEMPLATE Procedure: Managing Template Stores

DELETE Statement

Deletes the specified item.
Comparing the EDIT Statement to the DEFINE TABLE Statement

Editing a Table Template That a SAS Procedure Uses


DELETE item-path;

Required Argument

specifies an item to delete. An item-path consists of one or more names, separated by periods. Each name represents a directory in a template store. (A template store is a type of SAS file.) If the same item exists in multiple template stores, PROC TEMPLATE deletes the item from the first template store in the current path where you have Write access.
Deleting a directory in a template store deletes all subdirectories and items in the directory.
If the path that you specify is a directory rather than an item, PROC TEMPLATE deletes all the directories and all the items in that directory.