Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 04:21:26 GMT
Reply-To: "K. Beckman" <102146.2003@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "K. Beckman" <102146.2003@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Organization: CompuServe Incorporated
Subject: Re: Galaxy? Tickle? Some other front end for a non-techie
"Scot A. Richardson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Some time ago while I was working at (insert consulting firm) I was working on
>project for a non-tech type client. I left the firm before the project really
>going, I need to remember some of the specifics from the project...but alas
>escape me. In general, we were going to have a *USER FRIENDLY* front end for
>packages were called Galaxy or Tickle (or something like that). The front end
>be used for pulling X-tab type queries from SAS data sets. Does anyone out
>anything about this?
> Or more generally, I need to find a user friendly point & click type front
end to SAS
>that would alow a not tech type to pull fairly sophisticated queries from SAS
>sets. Does anyone out there have a clue for what might be my best bet. I
>object to some sort of Oracle/Sybase/Infomix type solution... so if you have
>with that... your input would be forever treasured.
> Oh, yeh, I am also open to different platforms. Currently I am running a
>UNIX boxes in a het-environ (Sun-SPARC Solaris 2.5 HP HPPA HPUX9.x). I would
>going to an NT type of solution... but that would mean that I couldn't have as
>as I do in UNIX.
> If anyone out there has some wins/losses hits/misses etc. to share you will
You might take a look at SAS/ASSIST and find that it MAY meet your
requirement. Assuming it is licensed at your site you may start it up
by keying ASSIST on the command line and pressing ENTER or by
selecting it from the GLOBAL (I think) pull down menu.
If ASSIST is not quite what your customer needs, I'm sure a SAS
applicatons developer could create such a front end using SAS AF, FSP,
FRAME, EIS (all requireing separate licenses, plus SAS Graph for the
EIS portion) with Screen Control Language. The Institute offers
classes in the creation of such applications and on each product and
the Book Sales department has plenty of publications.
You are fortunate to have such an assignment. Have fun!
Kurt D. Beckman
553 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite B288
Redondo Beach, California 90277