In don't know SAS very well, but it seems to be like DFSORT.
did You care to go to the SAS site and look at the SAS flyer and to go to the IBM site and look at the DFSORT flyer ???
cheers enrico When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser, so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
I agree with Mr. Sorrichetti. You can, and should, research this yourself. The two products share some conceptual similarities, but, I think after you have done your research, you will find they are wildly different.