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Suppressing PROC DATASETS member listing when using SAS Report output

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Suppressing PROC DATASETS member listing when using SAS Report output

Hello,

Not sure if this should be posted here or in the EG forum. We have a SAS Programmer who is using EG and producing SAS Report output. He is using proc datasets to delete intermediate datasets that are no longer needed - he is unable to turn off the member directory listing that is automatically produced when using Proc Datasets. We've tried 'nolist', and have also tried turning off the ODS listing. Although the listing output no longer has the member directory table, the SAS Report output still does.

Is there a way to turn this off? Is SAS Report like any other ODS destination?

Hope someone can help.
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Re: Suppressing PROC DATASETS member listing when using SAS Report output

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Try the NODETAILS option on the proc datasets statement.[pre]
proc datasets lib=sashelp nodetails nolist;
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Also, you do not really need to use the SASREPORT destination UNLESS you are building output that will subsequently turned into a stored process and surfaced through the Business Intelligence Platform and Web Report Studio. Basically, SASREPORT is a "tailored" destination for one purpose -- use within the context of the BI architecture -- so that multiple client applications within the BI architecture can all deliver the same kind of output. SASREPORT is the primary format used for Web Report Studio reports -- so many of the features of SASREPORT are meant to be used within that context.

If you select HTML or RTF or PDF for your destination, you should see the output as you expect.
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