sas fsp on unix

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Contributor LRN
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sas fsp on unix


Hi,

We are migrating from pc sas to unix (EG) envt. What is the alternative way to use sas/fsp on unix?

Thanks

RL

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Re: sas fsp on unix

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.

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Re: sas fsp on unix

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?

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Re: sas fsp on unix

Hi, Thank you. We don't have license for FSP on Unix. Would like to find out the alternative for FSEDIT.

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Re: sas fsp on unix

Unfortunately there is no equivalent of FSEDIT - single record per screen data editing and viewing. You are limited to FSVIEW-style table views.

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Re: sas fsp on unix

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.

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Re: sas fsp on unix

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 Smiley Sad....

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Re: sas fsp on unix

Interesting, I kind of though EG had to connect to a base SAS somewhere. I thought they might be able to use that one. But I don't use EG for anything.

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Re: sas fsp on unix

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.

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Re: sas fsp on unix

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?

---->-- ja karman --<-----
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Re: sas fsp on unix

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 

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Re: sas fsp on unix

Thank you all for all the replies. But, all the jobs are going to be moved to a different tool, which is still on discussion....

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