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If getting better control and reliability over running regular EG processes is important to you, then I suggest you consider exporting these processes to SAS code and run them from a SAS server-based scheduler like is available with SAS Management Console. Without knowing how you are using EG in more detail, it is hard to offer more helpful advice. 

Pyrite | Level 9

This solution is not practical for simple queries where just want to know if there are results.  Overall, SAS EG 8.3 is not an improvement over the old version.  Pretty disappointed overall.



@cbrotz  - Personally I like the EG 8 interface. The tabbed programs layout is way more useful than the limited EG 7 one. Feel free to raise suggestions for improvement in SAS Product Suggestions. 

SAS Employee

I reported this as a problem but unfortunately no fix/change was made.


Several folks on this thread mainly wanted a way of knowing the job finished and not necessarily needed the last dataset/result to open.


So, in those cases,  using View > Submission Status is an easy way to confirm your job finished.


Alternatively, you could add a program at the end of your process flow that generates a dataset then right-click the dataset to then select Share > Email as a step in project.

So that when the process flow finishes an email will be sent to  you.


The only set up (other than adding the program to your process flow)  is in Tools > Options > Administration. 


See sample code to generate dummy dataset, and images below.





data last_step;
status="EG Job xyz is Finished";







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