On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 22:19:06 -0400, Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>
Sorry about the premature send action. Comments below.
>On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 16:35:08 -0400, Chang Chung <chang_y_chung@HOTMAIL.COM>
>>On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:31:48 -0400, Nat Wooding <Nathaniel.Wooding@DOM.COM>
>>>What SAS statement other than a run executes as soon as it is submitted.
>>>I should add that I am running Windows. I cannot vouch for this in a Unix
>>SAS help page says "Global statements are not executable"
>>so technically it is incorrect to say that the libname statements executes.
>>It is, however, correct to say that the libname statements take immediate
>>effects once being compiled.
>>the endsas statement, on the other hand, is not executed immediately either.
>>again, on the SAS help page,
>>it says, "(ENDSAS Statement) terminates a SAS job or session after the
>>current DATA or PROC step executes"
>>Happy Friday to you, too!
I think there are a lot of statements which are executed or put into effect
immediately after being submitted: any SQL statement; VALUE statements,
etc., in PROC FORMAT; ODS statements; TITLE statements; ...