Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 10:17:01 -0500
Reply-To: "Ward, David" <dward@INNOVEX-DAS.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Ward, David" <dward@INNOVEX-DAS.COM>
Subject: Re: File-Open-Directory in Windows SAS
I've used short SCL programs to control the behavior of the file dialog
boxes. You could keep a data set or external flat file containing
directories, then by clicking a button submit a proc display to run the SCL
entry which would use popmenu() to display a list of directories, the
filedialog() function to show a dialog box, then call execcmd() to perform
the 'include' command on the file. It works quite well and is very
> I've found subsequent openings of the
> file/open dialog box point at the last directory opened in the box.
> Although just fine for opening and running programs(after the first),
> I'd like to find a way to control it for an application, where usage is
> more diverse.
> ( choosing a directory area for inputs, or the separate one for outputs,
> would improve by starting at the dir last used for the same purpose )
> This is the same as Ed's problem, almost.
> Peter Crawford