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Create Informat in Enterprise Guide

Hello SAS Community

 

Although programming in Base for many years, I am (perhaps surprisingly) a recent convert to Enterprise Guide. Am currently using v7.12 HF7 (7.100.2.3491) (64-bit)

I like the flow diagram of a project, knowing that this reduces the need for much documentation explaining the flow of any project. I am a documentation fanatic!

 

I use formats extensively for memory resident lookups In my translation code. I hardly ever use them for reporting as that is not where I’m at currently.

 

As a habit, I always look to create an informat of the same name as the format that I have just created, with a view that if I want to go one way, I may want to reverse that translation using the same route

 

I don’t see anyway of specifying an informat in the format create box, nor do I see anyway of creating said informat from the menu bar. Yes I could do this in custom code, but it seems that a small option (create informat) dialog box is missing.

 

Any suggestions? I could be missing the obvious (hope) – done that plenty of times.


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Re: Create Informat in Enterprise Guide

Hi, Jon

 

I am a huge EG fan, but I'm sad to admit I think you're correct. I can't see a way to create an informat using the tasks in EG.

 

I hope you won't let that stop you from using the product. Putting your informat creation code into a code node is the best workaround I can think of.

 

Tom

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Re: Create Informat in Enterprise Guide

Hi, Jon

 

I am a huge EG fan, but I'm sad to admit I think you're correct. I can't see a way to create an informat using the tasks in EG.

 

I hope you won't let that stop you from using the product. Putting your informat creation code into a code node is the best workaround I can think of.

 

Tom

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Re: Create Informat in Enterprise Guide

Thank you Tom. This is confirmation indeed. No I'm a great fan of EG and am forging on!

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