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Automatically refresh data within library EG

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Automatically refresh data within library EG


Hello,

Is there a way to automatically have the tables within a library refreshed? Or the only way is either to right click library-refresh

or to use the refresh button?

10x

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Re: Automatically refresh data within library EG

I don't think there is a way to do this, up to EG 6.1 at least. My guess is the overhead of automatically refreshing the server list each time a process flow or SAS program runs could be significant, so that might be a reason why it is not available.

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Re: Automatically refresh data within library EG

Ok, 10x

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Re: Automatically refresh data within library EG

is correct -- refreshing the data set list would have to invoke a query to the SAS server to fetch the list of tables.  In earlier versions of EG these queries did happen more often and it turned out that this caused far too much "chattiness" between the EG client and the SAS server.  So a user-initiated "refresh" offers a better balance of usability, performance, and good IT stewardship.

Chris

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Re: Automatically refresh data within library EG

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

However, I just hope SAS EG could offer the option to refresh temporary data output from WORK folder for users. Users could choose to use this automatic refresh feature or not. 

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