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Calcite | Level 5

Is there a way to disable this warning?

I have a macro program in which I have PURPOSELY turned-off all destinations and am using old-fashion OUTPUT statements on various PROCs (e.g., UNIVARIATE and SUMMARY) to get the output into datasets that I later summarize via various ODS destinations (in the program in question I'm outputting to the RTF and TAGSETS.EXCELXP destinations) --- and I don't want any output from the PROCs in question otherwise (I've also got 'ods results off' set) ---

--- BUT I don't want the WARNING in the log (I'm actually redirecting the log via PROC PRINTTO), as I want my end users to review the log for "real" errors and warnings --- so I just want to turn of that particular warning, so they aren't distracted by so many of the same (in this case) meaningless warnings.

Is that possible?



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ods select none;

-- David Kelley, SAS

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Super User Tom
Super User

Many procs have NOPRINT options.

You could also try re-directing listing to a null device.

* Unix ;

ods listing file='/dev/null' ;

* PC ;

ods listing file='nul:';

Calcite | Level 5


Worked great, when I used your suggestion INSTEAD of closing all ODS destinations (I assume you intended that).


Calcite | Level 5


I already was using the NOPRINT in the procedures that needed that (e.g, UNIVARIATE), and the other I was using (SUMMARY) doesn't produce 'printed' results. I didn't try your suggestion of routing the LISTING to "null", since in SAS 9.3 the default ouput destination is not LISTING ... and I found David Kelley's later answer to work. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

Take care-Allen

Fluorite | Level 6 IJU
Fluorite | Level 6

Hi Tom,

I was looking for a solution to suppress listing, but output HTML. ‘ODS select none’ disables all destinations including HTML.  Your solution with re-directing listing to a null device removes listings only.  I knew how to redirect in DOS batch script: ‘ > nul’, but did not realize that the same syntax can be used in SAS code.  A simple Google search brought me to this discussion.

Thank you very much.

SAS Employee



ods select none;

-- David Kelley, SAS

Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Can anyone tell me the differance with this code lines below?
My suppervisor instructed me to use the later, but I keep getting the warning discribed in this thread.  -KJ




ods select none;

ods listing close;




Calcite | Level 5

Hi David,


Can you please see my problem, I have posted it in my profile..



Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Closing all destinations has never been the proper way to disable displayed output.  As David said, use ODS SELECT NONE/ALL or ODS EXCLUDE ALL/NONE.  The warning is helpful and should remain.

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