Definitions for "SAS data view"
Keywords:  sas, descriptor, retrieve, vsam, proc
a SAS data set in which the descriptor portion and the observations are stored in separate locations. SAS data views store the information required to retrieve data values that are stored in other files.
definitions or descriptions of data that reside elsewhere. The data views enable you to use SAS software to access data from many different sources, including flat files, VSAM files, DBMS structures, and native SAS data files.
a SAS table in which the descriptor information and the data values are obtained from other files. A SAS data view contains only the descriptor and other information required to retrieve the data values from other files.