Here are the steps to save an NHANES dataset:
In this step, you will save the temporary SAS work file, called demo_BP4, as a permanent SAS dataset, called BP_analysis_data. This permanent dataset will be saved in your SAS library, called NH, which was created in the Download Data Files module. Please note that if your files have different names you must change the SAS program provided on the Download Programs & Datasets page accordingly.
|libname NH "C:\NHANES\DATA";||Use the libname statement to specify the SAS library that your permanent dataset will be saved to.|
|data NH.BP_analysis_Data;||Use the data statement to define a new dataset; BP_analysis_Data will be the name of your permanent data set in the NH library.|
|Use the set statement to refer to the temporary dataset(s).|
To check that your dataset was saved to the NH library: