Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:40:33 -0500
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@ROGERS.COM>
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From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@ROGERS.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: Chance to Make SAS-L History: Did You Know That...
Did you know that you can export as many keyboard shortcuts/abbreviations
sas you'd like and you can do it with one simple operation?
The following comes from SAS Usage Note 19335
The SAS Enhanced Editor allows you to create keyboard macros and keyboard
abbreviations. To create keyboard macros select Tools > Keyboards Macros. To
create keyboard abbreviations select Tools > Add Abbreviation.
You also have the functionality to export these to a file and then import
them into SAS on another machine. Note that in order to avoid overwriting
any existing keyboard short cut keys, the key assignments for Keyboard
Macros are not exported. You need to reassign the keys after importing. The
Abbreviations do not have key assignments. To accomplish this do the
Click Tools > Keyboard Macros > Macros
Hold down the SHIFT key or CTRL key and left-click to select the
abbreviations and macros to export
Click on the EXPORT button and save to a file with the extension .kmf
Copy the file to another machine.
Open SAS on the other machine.
Click Tools > Keyboard Macros > Macros
Click the IMPORT button and select the .kmf file
For Keyboard Macros only, click Assign Keys and choose a new shortcut key
for each macro. Do not assign short cut keys for Abbreviations.
On Thu, 2 Nov 2006 13:17:55 -0500, Michael Raithel
>This is it! This is _YOUR_ chance to help make SAS-L history! You can
>do so by joining me in making this the longest thread that has ever
>existed in the storied history of this happy medium that we call:
>SAS-L. In doing so, you will not only help to make SAS-L history, you
>will also be an integral part of it!
>All that you have to do is contribute a single SAS tip to this thread.
>It doesn't necessarily have to be something profound; just solid and
>This opportunity is good for prolific posters, for occasional posters,
>for once-in-a-blue-moon posters, and especially for lurkers who have
>never posted before. Everybody on this list knows _SOMETHING_ about
>SAS. So, pick your best tip and post it--even if you are sure that
>others already know it. It could be that somebody doesn't know it, or
>that you refresh somebody's memory.
>So, here is how this will work. You simply write: "Did you know that:
>" and follow it up with your brief SAS tip. It couldn't be any easier,
>Okay, so I'll get the ball rolling. Here goes:
>Did you know that: you can increase the page size of SAS indexes when
>they are first created by using the IBUFSIZE option? The default
>IBUFSIZE is 4096 bytes. You can change that setting by specifying
>IBUFSIZE=xxxxx. The author of a recent book on SAS indexes recommends
>setting IBUFSIZE=32767 (the maximum) on all SAS platforms except for
>z/OS, where he recommends setting it to 27648. (However, he presents
>the caution that this has not been rigorously tested on SAS data sets of
>varying sizes on _ALL_ of the operating systems that SAS is run on. So,
>your mileage may vary).
>Hey, that was easy. Now, it is your turn!
>If you need more incentive to participate, then consider these inspiring
>From this day to the ending of the world,
>But we in it shall be remember'd;
>We few, we happy few, we band of brothers (and sisters);
>For he (or she) to-day that posts with me Shall be my brother (or
>I'll bet that did it. Okay, now get posting!
>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,
>Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
>Be great in act, as you have been in thought. - William Shakespeare