sas >> any function to test if a file is locked ?

by pchoate » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 02:03:55 GMT

Hi Tom -

From the documentation - the 'query' parameter returns a lock status


if (rc=%sysrc(_SWLKUSR)) then _msg_='Table is currently


'QUERY' queries the lock status of a SAS table or a SAS catalog entry.

_SWNOLKH not currently locked. SYSRC of -630099.

_SWLKUSR locked by another user. SYSRC of -630097.

_SWLKYOU locked or in use by the caller. SYSRC of -630098.


Paul Choate
DDS Data Extraction
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Subject: any function to test if a file is locked ?

I know SAS has a statement / function LOCK to lock a sas file for
But I am wondering if SAS has a routine or function to detect if a file
being locked. Any idea ?


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