|Date: ||Sun, 10 Oct 1999 20:03:47 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||John Xu <johnxu@BIGCREEK.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||John Xu <johnxu@BIGCREEK.COM>|
|Organization: ||@Home Network|
|Subject: ||Re: Front-end application|
With SAS 6.11 and 6.12, you can obtain the information like SAS
formats, datasets, variable names by using SAS PROC CONTENTS,
Dictionary tables etc. Just write SAS code to extract the information
you need and then write it to a text file. Then use VB/Delphi to read
the text file. This actully works faster than SAS/AF developed UI.
However, SAS OLE automation server does not work well with SAS V7.
For example, the sample code Bart mentioned does not work in V7.
I have submitted a bug report to SAS tech support. Hopefully, it will get
fixed in the final release of V8.
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Try running !sasroot\base\sample\oleauto1.exe .
> Bart Heinsius
> E.O.M. Data
> Hilversum, the Netherlands
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
> Sent: maandag 13 september 1999 12:55
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Front-end application
> Dear SAS-L
> I know that SAS/AF should be used to develop the front-ends for
> and I have used it, but I was just wondering if anyone has had success
> application development software (like Delphi or Visual Basic). Can one
> information like SAS formats, datasets, variable names etc easily, and
> a SAS
> macro based on information captured in various screens?
> With kind regards
> Statistical programmer