Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:08:54 +0200
Reply-To: Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM>
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From: Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM>
Subject: Re: How to detect SAS.EXE version via Windows File Property ?
Hi Peter et al,
You are suggesting to write the version info from &SYSVLONG to a disk file
to read and act upon. In principle this is what I already proposed, but what
John found to be a step too many, starting SAS batch twice each time. You
made it a very nice solution requiring SAS to be started in batch only once
each time. However, in writing version info to a disk file you have to take
into account that you obtain the info in a compatible way to older versions.
&SYSVLONG will never report vs. 6.12 as that version does not know of that
automatic macro variable. So I think you should (at least additionally)
obtain and process the info of &SYSVER.
Regards - Jim.
Y. (Jim) Groeneveld, MSc IMRO TRAMARKO tel. +31 412 407 070
senior statist./data man. P.O. Box 1 fax. +31 412 407 080
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Crawford [SMTP:Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 12:12 AM
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> Subject: Re: How to detect SAS.EXE version via Windows File Property
> Hi John