Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 07:57:04 -0400
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From: Mark Moran <Mark.K.Moran@CCMAIL.CENSUS.GOV>
Subject: Re: Save, Save, Save, Save...
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P.D., you are so right! There are some great features in SAS, but you are so
right about this bizarre feature!
paula <icj808@USWEST.NET> on 04/25/2000 08:09:34 PM
Please respond to paula <icj808@USWEST.NET>
cc: (bcc: Mark K Moran/CSD/HQ/BOC)
Subject: Save, Save, Save, Save...
I found SAs to be one of the worst applications in handling saving the .sas
When one .sas file is open on the screen, if I select another .sas, this
file is immmediately attached to the end of the open .sas file. If I have
one major merge step included, I ended up have the steps automatically run
twice. I talked to SAS support. Yah, there is no way you can turn that off.
If I click on the blank icon to open a new .sas file, I have not found a way
to turn off that hypocritical "Save changes.......?", even if I just saved
the changes, it still asked the questions.
The worst of all is in about 10 out of 200 tries now, after I clearly
remember to have saved, saved and saved the changes I made, SAS turns up
unupdated copy of the .sas files. The worst case so far was I definitely
saved changes two hours ago. After I restarted SAs and went to File to
select the quick path pointer to the .sas file, it gave me a copy of 3 days
ago. I just spent next hour to bring all the changes.
This is version 6.12 for Windows. As a computer consultant for two years and
a full time working experience at a major software company, I believe I have
used no fewer than 200 windows applications. This is the only application
that behaves so whimscally in saving a simple file.