Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

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Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

I feel like this should be a lot easier to do than it has been (for me, so far).

 

I want to select a code chunk, hit a function key (or any set of keys really) and have it clear the Log, clear the Results Viewer*, then run my code.

 

*Whether or not this key-combe clears the long Results list is irrelevant to me, but I don't want the Results window to pop-up annoyingly.

 

I have tried every combination on this page: https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Procedures/Clearing-Results-Viewer-in-9-3/td-p/53232, but none of them work.

 

I can get the Log to clear and run my code, but can't get the Results Viewer to clear, just as though I was pressing Control-E with the Results Viewer as the front-most window.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

What SAS client are you talking about: Enterprise Guide, SAS Display Manager, or SAS Studio? The post you link to will only work for SAS Display Manager AKA full SAS installed on your PC.

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Re: Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

Good question; sorry. Yes, full SAS on within a virtual machine.

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Re: Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

And what output destination are you using, the default listing or HTML?

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Re: Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

HTML, yes.

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Re: Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

This definition seems to work for me.

odsresults ; clear ; output ; clear ; log ; clear ; wpgm ; end
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Re: Set function key to: clear Log, clear Results _Viewer_, run code. SAS 9.4

Thanks for the response!

 

This combo opens main Results window, leaves it visible, opens the Output window, and moves my other windows around. I just want the log and Results View cleared and the code run.

 

I was able to piece together this code:

 

log; clear; odsresults; clear; odsresults; cancel; wpgm; submit;

 

which mostly works. There's lots of movement and flashing of windows, but everything ends up mostly in the same place it started.

 

Any improvement possble?

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