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Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

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Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Hello,

 

I use base SAS but when I double click on a SAS file to open it (base SAS is not yet open), the file opens in Enterprise (which I'm not yet familiar with). How do I get SAS to default to opening my files in base SAS?  Screenshot of menu avaiable when I select Start, Programs on my computer, attached.

 

Thanks!

Super User
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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

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In the SAS program folder (from the start menu all programs) you may have a sub-folder about Renewal and Utilities. Look in there for the Manage Files utility. That will allow setting the default program for SAS related files if it is there.

Regular Contributor
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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Sorry, screenshot attached


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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Also when you open files - you can right click on the program/file you are opening and select open with SAS Base vs. SAS EG.

Valued Guide
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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

I believe it is possible to uninstall EG. Also I think you can install SAS without EG, EG is very large?

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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Posted in reply to rogerjdeangelis
Is EG Enterpise? I'd like to learn to Enterprise it as I have trainings available to me. Thanks.
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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Yes - EG = Enterprise Guide = or perhaps called Enterprise for some Smiley Very Happy

 

Having converted - I prefer EG and I like being able to organize all my SAS programs.

It's also made for non-programmers where you can point and click.

But if you keep your style and program - you can use EG at least for organization if nothing else Smiley Happy (although EG can do a TON of things)

Occasional Contributor
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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Hello,

 

I have the same problem but no admin rights - and our admin has just left the company... Is there any solution that will work for a non-admin user? I have tried the start -< all programs -> SAS menu but do not see the manage tasks utility, so cannot try this. Also, I cannot even see my SAS programs from the SAS 9.4 -> open file menu.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Dorothea

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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Setting default program for a file type does not require admin rights, as long as you don't use the tool provided by sas, but the OS included way. Google will tell you what to do - AFAIK the steps depend on the version of ms windows.
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Re: Default open file to SAS 9.4 vs. Enterprise

Posted in reply to error_prone

thanks, I will try that

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