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Working with SIPP Extractions using SAS
The instructions included on the DataFerrett/SIPP CD give guidance to the user about how to save a DataFerrett extract as a SAS file. The recommended approach is to save the extract as a SAS file, close DataFerrett, launch SAS, and then import the saved extract into SAS for execution. This approach will minimize the likelihood that the user's computer might exhaust its memory resources.
Some users may wish to provide a more automatic invocation of SAS by associating the file suffix of the DataFerrett extract with a particular version of SAS existing on their computers. It is important to note that SIPP extractions from DataFerrett should be processed in SAS version 8.x or higher. Earlier versions of SAS will not properly handle certain features of SIPP data, such as the length of labels. If you wish to create such an association to enable automatic invocation of SAS, please check with your LAN Support specialist regarding how to do so in the most appropriate way in your local environment.