Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 23:08:33 -0500
Reply-To: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Interactively using %include
"Ramesh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> I was trying to use the %include statement in the interactive or
> mode. I am actually trying to get some input from the user thru the
> I read the SAS language reference manual and tried using the sample
> listed. But everytime I ran the program my session stalled. Could someone
> me a simple example of using %include to get inputs from the user
> during run time. If there are other methods I will be happy to know them
> thanks and regards,
I've never used command mode myself.
What operating system?
Which sample ?
What kind of inputs ?
Describe stalled... does the window title bar indicate something is running
? Is the mouse and keyboard unresponsive ?
There are many ways to allow users to add their input. Here are some:
macro - %window / %display
data step - window / display
proc fsview - enter 'data' in tabluar manner
proc fsedit - enter 'data' in single record manner
dm 'vt dataset' - use view table to 'enter data'
SAS/AF - sophisticated gui way to get inputs via all manner of controls
The nature of the input and level of error checking is one factor in
choosing which interactive technique to use.
Richard A. DeVenezia