Chapter 5: Metadata Library Administration in SAS 9.4


Libraries in Base SAS

Creating Libraries in SAS Metadata

SAS Folders and Libraries in SAS Metadata

Metadata Library Troubleshooting

Pre-Assigned Libraries

Metadata-Bound Libraries



Working with many new SAS administrators, I realized that understanding how external data can be created and accessed from within SAS metadata, doesn’t seem to be that easy. For that reason, I would like to start out by going away of how to create libraries in SAS metadata, and I would like to talk more generally about how to create libraries in SAS Foundation or SAS Enterprise Guide for a moment.

Libraries in Base SAS

SAS programmers access external data sources, such as data sets ...

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