Selecting the Output File
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The output file name is given on the fourth line of the Transfer dialog box. Since Stat/Transfer supplies a default specification for the output file using the input file specification, it is important that you always specify the input file name before the output file name.

Default File Specifications

Once the input file is chosen, Stat/Transfer will construct an output, or destination, file specification which has the same path and name as the input file but which has the standard extension appropriate for the output file type.  This name will appear in the fourth line, the output File Specification, of the Transfer dialog box.

Changing the Name

If you do not wish to use the default name supplied by Stat/Transfer but instead would like the destination file to have a different name or extension, you can either use the Browse control to call up the Save As dialog box, or you can type the name directly into the Transfer dialog box.

Changing the Directory - the Most Recently Used List

If you wish use a different (drive and) directory, you can type in the directory directly.  However, Stat/Transfer maintains a most recently used list of the directories to which you have transferred files.  You can retrieve this list (which will show the output file name that appears in the output File Specification edit box) by clicking on the down arrow to the left of the output File Specification box.

Overwriting Output Files

By default, Stat/Transfer will check to see if the destination file already exists and will warn you that an existing file is about to be overwritten.  You can suppress this warning in the General Options section of the Options dialog box.

See also:

Table Names for Access and ODBC Output

Naming Members of SAS Transport Files