Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 17:33:09 -0500
Reply-To: John <John@NOSPAM_SENSORYSIMS.COM>
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From: John <John@NOSPAM_SENSORYSIMS.COM>
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Subject: Re: How to detect SAS.EXE version via Windows File Property ?
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JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM (Jack Hamilton) wrote:
>You could look for the name of the SAS version in the Start menu
>shortcut. Or you could look in the Windows registry - there's a key, in
>the case of my desktop computer, named HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SAS
>Institute Inc.\Enhanced Editor\8.2.
>Looking at the name associated with a file type won't work,
>unfortunately - on my system I find 7.01, even though v7 has never been
As you also noticed, the registry is not a reliable place to look.
I llok at that key on my PC, and it says 2.0 ... whatever that means.
Also, for me, I have shortcuts to fire up all three versions of SAS,
depending on what I'm doing and what end user I'm supporting.
SAS 6.12, 8.1, 8.2.
I dont think that SAS is very dependant on any registry settings,
since most pertinant info is kept in the Configuration file in SAS
For your SAS.EXE version 8.2,
does Windows Explorer File Property Versions show:
SAS 8.2 ---> 8.00.978982310
and file date = April 15, 2002
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