Converting Any PROC NETFLOW Format to an MPS-Format SAS Data Set

The MPSOUT= option enables you to convert an input data set for the NETFLOW procedure into an MPS-format SAS data set. The converted data set is readable by the OPTLP procedure.

The conversion can handle linear programs and network flow formulations. If you specify a network flow formulation, it will be converted into an equivalent linear program. When multiple objective row names are present, rows with the name encountered first are combined into the objective row. The remaining rows are marked as free rows.

For information about how the contents of the MPS-format SAS data set are interpreted, see Chapter 15: The MPS-Format SAS Data Set in SAS/OR 12.3 User's Guide: Mathematical Programming.

For an example demonstrating the use of the MPSOUT= option, see Example 6.15. For examples that demonstrate how to migrate to the OPTMODEL procedure, see the section Examples: NETFLOW Procedure.