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Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

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Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

Just curious if the ODS DATA Step Object will come out of preproduction with 9.2
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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

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Hi:
The ODS DATA Step Object will still be experimental/preproduction in SAS 9.2. It is slated (according to the developer) for 9.3 right now. There's been a lot of work done for 9.2 to stabilize the capability, but it is not fully "cooked" yet.

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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

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Hi Cynthia,

Is there any improvement when comapre to the Preproduction v9.13 ? If so, what are they ?
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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

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I am sure there have been improvements, but I do not know -exactly- what they are. You might search the Tech Support site for more information about the Data Step Object.

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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

I took a half day training at SGF with Dan O'Connor and Scott Huntley in which they went over a number of improvements to the the ODS DATA Step Object. Here's what comes to mind:
- support of unicode charaters,
- more color defenition (e.g., Dark Blue),
- nested styles, and
- error cheching!!!

It's being called Report Writing Interface in SAS 9.2, and is still in preproduction, but it's much more stable, and has an easier name.
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Thanks much for you information.
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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

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What Dan and Scott talked about at SGF was not everything that has changed or been improved for the DATA step object, however. Consulting the documentation or web pages for more information is still a good idea.

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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

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Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for your inpu. Do you know where I cna find the 9.2 doc and what is the link for 9.2 ? I wnet to
http://support.sas.com/rnd/base/datastep/dsobject/index.html

But it is still on 9.13. Where can I find the new improvemants on 9.2 ?

Thanks
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Re: Status of ODS DATA Step Object in 9.2

Hi:
Since the feature is being continually developed, I believe that any updates to the documentation will be put here.
http://support.sas.com/rnd/base/datastep/dsobject/index.html

In fact, there's a note on the page that says
This feature is preproduction for SAS 9.1.3 and later, and it can change at any time. Please direct questions or comments to Daniel O’Connor.

The improved stuff won't make it into the "What's New for 9.2" documentation because this facility is still pre-production.

When this capability becomes production, then what you see out on this site will get used by the documentation people as the basis for the formal documentation. At some point, I believe the continuing changes will find their way to this web site...or a link will be posted from this site to a site with more information, if the feature undergoes radical changes.

Since this is all pre-production, it's really hard to pin down -exact- changes. If you really need to know more, then I suggest you contact Dan with questions or feedback on what you've experienced using the DATA Step Object and/or what you'd like to see. When you click on his name in the warning note, you can send email directly to him.

cynthia
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