Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 15:31:49 +0000
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From: "Gerstle, John (CDC/OID/NCHHSTP)" <yzg9@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: is it even possible to assign the ".sas" extension to
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I haven't installed EG in a while, but when I did, there was a dialog concerning assigning .sas extensions (plus the others) to EG or leave as-is. I have my .sas extension assigned to SAS Universal Viewer so a double-click will open the viewer instead of an instance of SAS (or EG). I don't know if this is still done for the recent EG installs. You could always install SAS Universal Viewer after EG and have it re-assign .sas extension to it, which would be better than EG, IMHO.
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>>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
>>Behalf Of Mike Rhoads
>>Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 10:27 AM
>>To: F J Kelley; SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>>Subject: RE: is it even possible to assign the ".sas" extension to "sas.exe"?
>>When I bring up the tool on my desktop (WinXP, 9.3TS1M1), I get two choices in
>>the top box -- SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3, and also SAS Foundation 9.3.
>>I have no clue how to make the second of those magically appear for you,
>>From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of F J
>>Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 9:54 AM
>>Subject: is it even possible to assign the ".sas" extension to "sas.exe"?
>>I believe I had a problem with this in the past, and probably fixed it, but because
>>I'm the local "sas guy" I periodically test installations so ... (and now am being
>>asked about it)
>>Anyway, This is a Win 7 box and SAS 9.3 (TS1M0)
>>I *don't* want files with an extension of ".sas" to be associated with Enterprise
>>Guide, I want them associated with "sas.exe" ...
>>Nothing against EG, but I just want it set up _this_ way, not the default (which, I
>>believe, happens because EG is installed after the rest of the product is -- at least
>>it was in older versions, such as 9.1.3, and you were prompted about the file
>>And SAS even has a way to do this: a menu item:
>> SAS > Utilities > Manage SAS File Types.
>>Checking, I see I can associate a host of files with SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 or ...
>>well, there is no alternative. Not "sas", not notepad, not anything.
>>So I can deselect all? And that is it? Is there some purpose to this tool that is not
>>apparent? The "Help" provides none.