05-11-2015 05:09 PM
If the catalong transports are done correctly you should be able to move the FSP projects to Unix, Proc Cport and Cimport, and with the correct licenses run in the Unix environment.
If you will no longer license SAS/AF under Unix there will likely be a lot of work ahead.to replace all of the FSP.
05-11-2015 08:16 PM
SAS/FSP does not work under EG as SAS essentially works in batch mode under EG control.
There is no equivalent to the FSEDIT custom screens in EG, just a generic data viewer / editor that displays datasets as tables.
The only way to use FSP on Unix would be to remote login to the SAS server then start a Display Manager session from which you could start FSP procedures. This assumes of course that FSP is both installed and licensed.
An alternative could be to also purchase a full desktop licence for SAS including FSP and again use SAS via Display Manager - this would be expensive. Then you would also probably need SAS/CONNECT to communicate between your Unix SAS server and desktop SAS - even more expensive.
What FSP functionality do you wish to retain?
05-12-2015 03:54 PM
Viewtable will open a dataset in edit mode as a single page for editing if the command is given as:
VT lib.dataset openmode=edit view=form
Without the view=form you will get a table appearance and you can edit.
However you do not have as much flexibility as FSEDIT.
05-12-2015 04:34 PM
Ballardw - I suspect you are talking about VIEWTABLE as available in Display Manager. If you are EG only as many SAS installations are these days then its not available either ....
05-12-2015 05:12 PM
Yes EG connects to a SAS server, either local (your desktop with foundation SAS installed) or remote. If you have a local SAS it is possible to have FSP/ viewtable available but only via Display Manager and not EG.
If you only have EG and a remote SAS server then the only viewing/editing facilities available are in EG as Jaap has described.
05-12-2015 04:41 PM
Eguide is supporting reading datasets (remote) with read-locks and can switch that to update mode. (data protection off) ,
With that you have a simple data-editor. No advanced topics and dedicated screens. It should be enough for most work.
Needing prompts? Eguide is having those.
Wat it is the real functionality needed with SAS/FSP asking that question?
05-12-2015 05:07 PM
You can use Eguide on Windows connecting to sas.exe (local) on Windows and you can connect it to a sas.exe (app-server) running at Unix (connected to integration tech or full metadata). running at Unix parallel code submission is possible. The local Windows is just one session.
The DMS code editor is the same but more limited as the Eguide code editor, as separated Eguide got more evolved an I think it is far better now as the old DMS.
SAS studio is newer interface version approach based on HTML-5 (browser only). Changing habits is always problematic