Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 15:36:08 +1000
Reply-To: Tim CHURCHES <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU>
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From: Tim CHURCHES <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU>
Subject: Re: SAS Viewer, V7, LOG file size limitation -Reply
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There are any number of file viewers available, but none of them do colour highlighting of ERROR and NOTE messages in a SAS log file, which is what the SAS V7 Viewer does, except only on small files as we have seen.
>>> Peter Crawford <Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK> 28/June/1999 06:43am >>>
An "old friend" among useful tools is list.com
I'm using this version....
LIST Version 9.1c 1/31/95
(c) Copyright Vernon D. Buerg 1983-95
Sorry I can't offer a web address, --try
Vernon D. Buerg FAX: (707) 778-8728
Buerg Software BBS: (707) 778-8944
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Originally written for DOS, it can be win-enabled (suitable PIF options)
This allows browsing of any file as plain text of hex-dump format, with
many other options.
Of course, there are some limitations
- only the first 32MB of your log - hopefully enough
Droogendyk, Harry <Harry_Droogendyk@NEWCOURT.COM> writes
>We had somewhat the same problem trying to read SAS logs using a SAS
>program. Read so many records ( about 1900 I think ) then quit without an
>error, almost life it hit EOF. What funny characters is SAS burying in the
>log? Anybody out there with the ability to display ASCII in hex?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Churches [mailto:tchur@BIGPOND.COM]
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 3:46 PM
> To: SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: SAS Viewer, V7, LOG file size limitation
> David Johnson <david_h_johnson@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> > My SAS session created a LOG (ALTLOG) file 97kb in size.
>Opened in the
> > Viewer, I seemed to be missing a substantial portion of
>the LOG from the
> > end.
> > Suspecting some control character was causing the problem,
>I browsed it in
> > WordPad and retrieved the whole file. I edited out a
>portion of the
> > beginning and Lo, SAS Viewer now showed a little more at
> > Is anyone aware of a file size limitation in the Viewer
>and whether this
> > be circumvented?
> We struck the same problem. Initially we thought that the V7
> would be just the thing for visually reviewing log files
>from SAS programmes
> submitted in batch mode, because it automatically colour
> and ERRORs (in red). But its inability to display SAS logs
>of more than
> about 50k renders it useless. There is no error message, and
>it appears to
> load the entire log file (even very large ones of 500k or
>more), but you
> can't scroll down (or page down) past the first 50k or so. I
> latest version (as at three weeks ago) downloaded from the
>SAS web site and
> it behaves in exactly the same way. Large text files are no
>problem - it
> just chokes on some characters in SAS logs.
> Tim Churches