08-21-2014 11:52 AM
do not have much idea about SAS/AF. did do something in SAS.
It is said SAS/AF can help me to connect all my work(programs .macros ...) into a visual application.
teach me how to start . is there a ready sas application for it?
08-21-2014 03:00 PM
If it's for personal use, chances are that Enterprise Guide is your application, as Reeza suggests.
If it's for end users, there's a lot of other options available, but as for today, none of them is SAS/AF. Its' considered yesterdays technology.
08-21-2014 04:27 PM
Thanks to both of you.
I have a lot of SAS programs include macro calling chains wanted to connect them to one applications to present.
Am so dumb even felt hard to start trying AF. So I opened this new topic and tagged feeling hard to track all useful info in this site.
Did answered Reeza from my work email but it is not shown here. Should do discussion right here.
Did not realize his EG was Enterprise Guide. Every user has that.
What are the new technology for this purpose, LinuseH?
On SAS Command line I invoked SAS/EIS. it looked a possible candidate.
did not use it either before.
08-21-2014 04:49 PM
EIS is similar to AF, but does not require programming. But again, outdated.
I'm still not clear on what your requirements are?
There are tons of ways of building end user applications. If you got existing program that you wish to reuse, probably building a web based application using SAS Stored Process is the best choice.
08-21-2014 06:15 PM
Just imagined using clicks and manuals and pull-sown dialogs and such to get whole of my works covered.
Prefer the tools within SAS over the web technology.
Browsed the groups here in the SAS community we do have those groups.
08-21-2014 06:19 PM
Do you have a server? If so EG can incorporate those options of clicks/pull down dialogs.
08-21-2014 08:34 PM
no server. just am a individually licensed user. individually installed. do not know I am 'full' or not.
08-21-2014 09:06 PM
I suspect that means you have a "full" installation of SAS on your desktop then. If you can interact with SAS via Display Manager (the SAS start icon is an upside down pyramid) then you have a full install which means SAS/AF and SAS/EIS will function if licensed and installed.
Other options with this are the SAS WINDOW statement available in Base SAS and %WINDOW macro statement. Legacy technology it might be but it does mean you don't need or have to learn to use non-SAS technology.
08-25-2014 10:59 AM
Will try Windows statement in Base SAS and Macro.
I am not sure what you meant by ‘interacting with SAS Display
Manager’. In my case of installed SAS 9.2 it always displays. I can see the SAS
icon, upside down triangle all the time. There are Editor, log, output…
windows in the sight all the time. Maybe there is a edition of SAS as in
Version 6 that you enter statements under DOS prompt?
08-25-2014 11:43 AM
So you are the user who wish to use your own programs?
Can't see an easy way to build an application for you needs, it can be done, but will probably cost you more time and effort thanyou are using to find, open and execute the program you have today...?
Yes, you are using SAS Display Manager (DMS), a so called "fat client" (opposed to thin client usually is accessed via the web browser).
An alternative here is that are explorer/folder functionality within DMS SAS, where you can place icons with short cuts to programs etc.
08-21-2014 05:22 PM
Worth pointing out that SAS/AF and SAS/EIS only work if you have a "full" client SAS install on your desktop/laptop. If you only have EG working to a remote server as is often the case these days, then AF and EIS won't work.
08-21-2014 05:15 PM
Are you looking to review code or launch it?
The viewer I like (in sas display manager DMS) is FSLIST window (open it with command fslist * then provide a path )
The SAS file explorers are also effective in EG as well as in DMS
Neither of these allow you to drill through to sub-programs essily.
I think that is where your app (I'd buy one for my android) could de-code your syntax to recognise the hierarchy of your macro calls and/or %include calls and turn these into hyperlinks
Should you want a launcher, have a look at the data step debugger for an example of starting programs by jumping to specific line numbers. it's not simple and not feasible in EG
Perhaps your objectives are simpler.