Problem Note 35904: Error messages might occur when writing a member to a SAS Library in the UNIX File System directory
When writing a member to a SAS Library in the UNIX File System directory, the following error messages might occur:
ERROR: Member or library libref.member.DATA unavailable for use.
WARNING: The data set libref.member was only partially opened and will not be saved.
These errors might be caused by the presence of a temporary copy of the member that is left over from a previous write operation.
This temporary copy of the member can be identified by performing the folowing steps:
List the contents of the UFS directory to which libref is assigned.
Look for a file named member.sasengine-type.new, where engine-type is a 5 character string that identifies the engine and the type of the member. For example, the temporary copy of a SAS data set produced by the BASE engine would be a file named member.sas7bdat.new.
If a temporary copy exists (that is, a file with a .new extension), delete the .new file and re-submit the SAS statements that caused the original error.
Operating System and Release Information
9.1 TS1M3 SP4
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