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Dear Folks,

Could anyone guide how to change the type of the parameter DBCSTYPE into a particular SAS App or Workspace server from PCMS (current) to SJIS. We tried to change it into the sasv9_usermods.cfg file of the App server, and ran the below program, but no changes are being reflected. We are using SAS 9.4M6 in the Linux servers.


proc options group=languagecontrol;

I suspect this has to do with the encoding value being set, which overrides these settings:
You can use the DBCSLANG= and DBCSTYPE= system options to specify the DBCS encoding values for a SAS session. However, the ENCODING= system option is the recommended method in setting a SAS session for DBCS. The ENCODING= system option has priority.

When I commented out the ENCODING value in <SASHome>/SASFoundation/9.4/nls/dbcs/sasv9.cfg and set the dbcs options for lang and type in the command line it was honored.

Overview to System Options Used in a SAS Session for DBCS
Greg Wootton | Principal Systems Technical Support Engineer

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