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A SAS system OPTIONS window for SAS Enterprise Guide

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A SAS system OPTIONS window for SAS Enterprise Guide

Are you a long time SAS user who is missing the OPTIONS window while using SAS Enterprise Guide?

Try this custom task (works with SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3).  Easy to download and deploy, it provides quick access to SAS option values and other valuable options details.

http://blogs.sas.com/content/sasdummy/2011/12/16/a-sas-options-viewer-for-sas-enterprise-guide/

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Chris

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A SAS system OPTIONS window for SAS Enterprise Guide

Chris,

First, very much appreciated!  However, for those of us who like to take SAS even further beyond its current boundaries, is there any chance you can also share the source code and some info about what you used to compile it?

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A SAS system OPTIONS window for SAS Enterprise Guide

Art,

Yes, I do intend to share the source and some documentation about the techniques used in the task.  In general, this task works by:

- polling option names descriptions, values, and groups from SASHELP.VALLOPT.

- pulling details about each option that you select using the GETOPTION function, using the HOWSET and STARTUPVALUE arguments.

Chris

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A SAS system OPTIONS window for SAS Enterprise Guide

Chris,

Thanks and VERY much appreciated!  I look forward to seeing the rest when you post it.

Art

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