Referencing SAS Files

Referencing Permanent SAS Data Sets

To reference a permanent SAS data set in your SAS programs, use a two-level name consisting of the library name and the data set name:
libref.dataset
In the two-level name, libref is the name of the SAS library that contains the data set, and data set is the name of the SAS data set. A period separates the libref and data set name.
Figure 2.3 Two-Level Permanent SAS Name
Two-Level SAS Name

Referencing Temporary SAS Files

To reference temporary SAS files, you can specify the default libref Work, a period, and the data set name. For example, the two-level name, Work.Test, references the ...

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