I know there have been subsequent postings on this
thread, but none seem to nail this mistake.
My answer to your final question repeated below, is NO.
I think the only "annoying ... neglection" around here is your
If you explore the options available, I think you can
find out how to run SAS on your pc just like it ran
on the mainframe with which you seem familiar.
You seem not to understand that both on the
mainframe and on your pc you have two styles of operation.
"Batch" is your default on the mainframe and
"Iteractive SAS Display Manager" is the default on your pc.
Both of these are available on both pc and mainframe.
However, and exactly opposite to the point you seem to be
trying to make, we are happier sometimes to make the
mainframe SAS session operate, as much as possible,
like SAS Display Manager on winXX pc platforms.
The behaviour of SAS statements like
RUN CANCEL, ABORT nn; ENDSAS; QUIT; RUN;
I think you might change your judgement of
the SAS System on respective platforms
once you have learned some more.
Datum: 03.11.99 16:08
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Betreff: Re: ENDSAS in PC SAS
It is kind annoying that when you want to stop processing you actually lost
everything due to the exit of SAS. Someone suggested to use 'quit' but it
In the mainframe environment it doesn't make this problem since it is just the
time for you to look at .LOG or .LIS by editor hosted in the platforms. But in
PC SAS, the viewing editor is right in the SAS. Furthermore, when you re-enter
the SAS, you have nothing resulted from the job you submitted!
I suspect that this was a SAS design neglection on the special PC environment
because SAS was initially developed for mainframe use. Am I right?