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Obsidian | Level 7

Is there a way to name SGE files produced in ODS?


I have

ODS graphics on;
ODS RTF file="C:/Users/SwissC/kmplot.rtf" sge=on;
ODS select SurvivalPlot;
PROC LIFETEST data=a PLOTS=survival …...
ODS graphics off;
ODS RTF close sge=off;


Now using the above I get a SGE file called SurvivalPlot_RTF.sge.  Is there a way to get the file named kmplot.sge?  I am sure I could do some rename statements to rename the file but I am not sure if that is allowed on our system.


* There are possible syntax errors in the code above as it is not copy and pasted from my SAS session.

Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

You can use the IMAGENAME option on the ODS GRAPHICS statement to specify the base name.  SAS then adds an underscore followed by the name of the destination.


I used the first PROC LIFETEST in the online documentation example 2 as example code below.  


The code below produces kmplot_RTF.sge.  


ods graphics on / imagename="kmplot"

ODS RTF file="/folders/myfolders/ODS RTF/kmplot.rtf" sge=on;

ODS select SurvivalPlot;

proc lifetest data=sashelp.BMT plots=survival(atrisk=0 to 2500 by 500);
   time T * Status(0);
   strata Group / test=logrank adjust=sidak;

ODS RTF close;


Obsidian | Level 7

Cheers, but this still results in a SAS supllied suffix I would rather not have.  In any case it is now not an issue as the client will not accept the sge image.



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