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Controlling Explorer window with Display Manager commands

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Controlling Explorer window with Display Manager commands

I am working from the enhanced editor window in PC/SAS.  I have the explorer window open with tree view.  Can I issue DM commands from the editor, to select and open a specific library in the tree, and maybe even programmatically open a specific table?  For example, when I start SAS, I would like the explorer tree to automatically be opened to WORK library.

Thank you.

Al

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Re: Controlling Explorer window with Display Manager commands

Yes you can open a table from a program with a DM statement:

dm "viewtable tablename";

You can even bring up a window showing the contents of a particular SAS library:

dm "libname work";

But as far as I am aware you can't use DM statements to drive the SAS explorer set up.

I assume you are familiar with customising the SAS explorer via Tools --> Options --> Explorer?

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Re: Controlling Explorer window with Display Manager commands

Yes, I'm familiar with the viewtable, and, I hadn't thought of doing the libname work approach.  That may be my fallback approach.

Thank you.

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