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SAS Engines

How Engines Work with SAS Files

The following figure shows how SAS data sets are accessed through an engine.

How SAS Data Sets Are Accessed

[How SAS Data Sets Are Accessed ]

Data that is accessed by an engine is organized into the SAS data set model, and in the same way, groups of files that are accessed by an engine are organized in the correct logical form for SAS processing. Once files are accessed as a SAS library, you can use SAS utility windows and procedures to list their contents and to manage them. See SAS Libraries for more information about SAS libraries. The following figure shows the relationship of engines to SAS libraries.

Relationship of Engines to SAS Libraries

[Relationship of Engines to SAS Data Libraries]

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