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PROC REPORT keeps running

Hi,

Whenever I run a PROC REPORT, the report is displayed but in the title bar of the editor window it says "PROC REPORT running" and nothing is written to the log. At first, I thought I just had to be patient but the procedure doesn't end until I close the Report window or halt it. It happens with just a simple script like

PROC REPORT data=sashelp.class;
run;

as well as with more complex ones.

I am quite new to SAS programming but I don't believe that this is the intended behavior, is it? Does anyone know what could be wrong?

Thanks,

Helle
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Re: PROC REPORT keeps running

You've run into an annoying "feature" of PROC REPORT. When you run PROC REPORT in DMS, by default it starts up in Report Window mode. The NOWINDOWS (or NOWD) option will suppress that behavior:

proc report data=sashelp.class nowd;
run;
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Re: PROC REPORT keeps running

Thanks a lot - I have spent so much time trying to figure out what was going on.
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