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Data Set Options under UNIX

PW= Data Set Option: UNIX

Assigns a READ, WRITE, or ALTER password to a SAS file, and enables access to a password-protected SAS file.
Default: none
Valid in: DATA step and PROC steps
Category: Data Set Control
Engines: V9, V8, V6, V9TAPE, V8TAPE, V7TAPE, V6TAPE
UNIX specifics: TAPE engines ignore the alter-password
See: PW= Data Set Option in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary





must be a valid SAS name. See Rules for Words and Names in the SAS Language in SAS Language Reference: Concepts.


The PW= option applies to all types of SAS files except catalogs. You can use this option to assign a password to a SAS file or to access a password-protected SAS file.

Note:   Under UNIX, TAPE engines ignore the alter-password.  [cautionend]

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