05-18-2012 05:04 AM
I want to know are there anyways to send the reports as an email which exceeds size limits.
It should be delivered with out any interruptions.
Any help would be appriciated.
05-18-2012 11:35 AM
A couple of thoughts.
05-18-2012 02:46 PM
what should i do if i want to send the report by using sas code. My interest is to not to provide the links for the client and i need to send the report directly from my sas code. I have an idea how to send emails using sas code, but here my concern is about the file size, what should i do if the file exceeds the limits.
Any suggestions Doc..
05-18-2012 03:10 PM
You can do all of that under program control in SAS.
On 1, you can just use the "X" command to shell out to the OS to create the output.
On 2, you can also use the 'X' command to run the FTP script and send the e-mail with the location from within SAS.
Jason's approach could also be used with an external facing web site. We post reports from SAS and then use SAS to send the e-mail telling the recipient that there report is ready and providing the login instructions. External web site management requires a bit more infrastructure than the first two options I mentioned.
Jason's approach and the FTP one save a huge amount of bandwidth in e-mail traffic, as well as cutting disk storage for the e-mail considerably.
05-18-2012 02:49 PM
When reports get too big to send at my company, we put the report on a network drive that the user has access to, and send an email to the user(s) containing a URL to the specific file. That way, they still get the notification (email) that the report is available, but it does not have to be sent through the mail system.