|Date: ||Mon, 6 Apr 1998 11:08:22 +0100|
|Reply-To: ||Chris Murphy <Chris.Murphy@PAREXEL.CO.UK>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Chris Murphy <Chris.Murphy@PAREXEL.CO.UK>|
|Subject: ||Data step and macro windows|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=US-ASCII|
I have the following problem.
I have written a couple of programs in v609 on OpenVms. Using the
%window interface, I query the user for some parameters which will
be used in the data/procedure steps later in the program.
When submitting this in noninteractive line mode the user sees the
initial screens and then the processing begins. The problem is that
once the initial windows have gone the user is left staring at a blank
screen until the program ends.
Is there anyway of creating a 'splash' window, to let the user know
the program is running, that will persist while normal data/proc
steps are executed?
What are other user's feelings on using the window and %window
facilities in SAS?