Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:45:12 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS EG Tricks and TIps
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SAS Learner posted the following:
> I am working on a Presentation on SAS EG Tricks and Tips for SAS
> For a SAS programmer who worked on SAS enhanced editor for a while
> using SAS
> EG Code window and menu seems to be different . Say for example using
> Cntrl + F does not work the way it SAS enhanced editor (may be I am
> wrong ).
> Does any body in the group share their experiences using how SAS EG
> different from SAS Enhanced editor and How they overcame .
> Some things I have observed:
> I have noted that inside the EG when you run a sas code the datasets
> associated with the program is ordered different for each Tab unlike
> the sas
> which would put all of them in work area .
> And couple of questions like is there a work folder for SAS EG ?? when
> part of sas code is ran datasets generated by them are only visible
> remaining datasets are hidden.
> Is it possible to customize the SAS EG menu like SAS enhanced editor ?
> Is it possible to recover .sas program which has not been saved (like
> we can
> do in sas )
> If there is paper or sas-l discussion already covering SAS EG would be
> highly appreciated. Thanks for your time and help.
> I am using SAS EG 4.1
SAS Learner, besides the good advice that you get from this list, you should consider getting advice from the people who wrote the book on SAS Enterprise Guide: Susan Slaughter and Laura Delwiche. The authors of the ubiquitous Little SAS Book have written a new edition of their EG book:
The Little SAS Book for Enterprise Guide 4.1
If you are going to be doing a lot of EG work, and EG work using 4.1, it is worth its weight in gold. Check it out!
SAS Learner, best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
Leaves are heavy 'round my feet, think it's time to go... --Ramble On, by Led Zeppelin