Joined: 30 Mar 2011 Posts: 48 Location: United States
I have a large number of SAS data sets that needed to be transferred to a PC from the mainframe. We usually use PROC CPORT or the XPORT engine to accomplish this task. In doing some reading, I came across the acronym CEDA (Cross Environment Data Access). If your mainframe system has UNIX System Services then your system has HFS (hierarchical file structure). Supposedly one should be able to put one's SAS data sets into a HFS directory and then FTP the data sets to the PC without constructing SAS transportable files.
First - Is anyone used this method and if so, could they point me to some literature providing some detail on the process?
Second - If no one has used this method could anyone point me to some literature telling me how to create a directory in HFS using a batch setup with JCL?