There are two ways to submit jobs – either through a Job Submission Interface (JSI) or by email.
Access the LIS Online Self-Teaching Package in order to familiarize yourself with the job submission process.
In order for LISSY to process user requests properly, a few exceptions to the usual statistical program syntax are required:
The statistical packages currently available in the LISSY system are:
SAS 9.3 64-bit
LISSY relies on a three-stage built-in alias to access LIS microdatasets. Here are examples of aliases properly identified by LISSY
&AU01h to access the LIS 2001 household Australian dataset (SAS)
$se02w to access the LWS 2002 household Swedish dataset (Stata)
The three general rules for calling a dataset are as follows:
- Start with a statistical package-specific heading to point to the alias:
- This is followed by a dataset abbreviation concatenating the two-digit ISO country code with the last two-digits of the reference year. The country and year four-digit abbreviations can be found in the LIS Datasets Information, in the column labeled “Dataset”.
- End the alias with the one- to two-letter abbreviation used to identify the specific type of dataset within each database:
|Database||Database Type||Letter Code|
- Please note that Stata is case-sensitive. Be certain to refer to Stata aliases in lower case.
- For SAS users working with the LIS Wave V datasets, a reference to a format catalog is mandatory. To prevent any SAS formatting errors, make use of the OPTION NOFMTERR SAS option.