I am very confused by this conversion mechanism. I've been trying to convert a Windows SAS 9.2 file to a Linux/Unix SAS file using Stat/Transfer to create the transport file (.xpt) on the Windows side and PROC COPY on the Unix side. But on the Unix side the variable names are chopped to 8 characters and the formats are missing. I know the Unix side handles variable names longer than 8 chars as I've used them there. I keep running into references to the XPORT engine not supporting the larger SAS 9 variable names, but it is not clear if that is only when going to SAS V6. There must be a way to move SAS data files between 2 systems that support long variable names and preserve the formats. Help?