Usage Note 13786: By default all EMAIL attachment filenames are given an extension
Currently there is no way to send an EMAIL attachment using the EMAIL
ACCESS METHOD without an extension added to the name of the attachment
file name. By default, attachment file names are given an extension of
"txt". If the name of the attachment file does not have an extension
and the filename option ext= is not specified then SAS' email access
method automatically appends an extension to the name of the file. The
extension that is appended to the name is .txt.
In the example below, the actual file name that would be seen by the
recipient would be output.txt.
FILENAME MYFILE EMAIL "email@example.com"
This will be corrected in SAS 9.2
A Technical Support hot fix for Release 8.2 (TS2M0) for this
issue is available at:
For customers running SAS with Asian Language Support (DBCS), this
hot fix should be downloaded from:
Operating System and Release Information
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be
A fix for Release 8.2 (TS2M0) for this issue is available at: