12-02-2014 03:10 PM
I am installing a new instance of SAS 9.3, and in the Client Install, I need to specify what mode SAS E-Guide is to be installed - 32-bit or 64-bit. How do I find out what mode E-Guilde has been installed in, on our curent functioning implementation?
12-02-2014 03:57 PM
I'd say one way was to start EG, click on Help>About. In my installation the version has a suffix of (64-bit).
12-02-2014 04:05 PM
Actually, our current implementation, when I check Start/programs/SAS, i see both 32 and 64 bit options. Is it possible to have both versions, if EG was only installed once?
12-02-2014 05:53 PM
If you have a 64-bit machine, it installs both.
In terms of which version you should USE, Chris Hemedinger has several excellent articles on his totally excellent SASDummy Blog: http://blogs.sas.com/sasdummy
12-04-2014 07:37 AM
Nice contribution Andrew. Thanks from my side.
One addition to yours:
- Indeed, there are some advantages with the 64-bit version
- If you make use of another language/locale rather than en_US: beware about 64-bit. I mean, it is not a big issue, but 32-bit version of EGuide is historically much more stable regarding NLS (national language support).
- And if you still want to use EGuide 64 bit even with other language than en_US, no problem, but then if you experience any issue, you would like to contact SAS support (or just go to support.sas.com, because it is public information) in order to apply a couple of hotfixes/workarounds.
12-04-2014 06:02 PM
Juan - as Chris indicates in one of his posts, the key influencer on whether to use 32 or 64 bit EG is to match your local version of MS-Office & associated data sources.
12-08-2014 02:55 PM
Thank you Juan and Andrew for helping to clarify why 32 and 64 bit versions are getting installed and about the preference and advisability of using the 32 bit version.