02-28-2012 06:07 PM
I am trying to find a statement to close a data set that is already opened by other process.
I have to manually close it inorder to allow other process to modify the dataset
Tried to use OPEN and CLOSE functions, but no luck. I am using SAS EG 4.1/SAS 9.1.
Can any one help me to close opened dataset.
Many thanks inadvance
02-28-2012 07:19 PM
As I've still never used EG, I don't know if the following is relevant. However, if it is, possibly you can issue a dm statement that calls the close statement. Take a look at: http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/64316/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a000167815.htm
02-28-2012 08:11 PM
Not sure what you mean by "other process" but in case this is about having a table open in EG and then trying to run some code in another window trying to modify this table:
You can change some of EG's standard behaviour via "Tools/Options". No more sure what's available in EG4.1 - in EG4.3 I would de-select under
"Results General" the option "Automatically open data or results when generated",
"Data General" the option "Automatically open data when added to project"
I would select under
"SAS Programs" option "Close all open data before running code"
I believe the DM commands are only applicable for the windowing system on top of a SAS server and not for a client application like EG.