09-13-2013 09:25 AM
I have Chris Hemedinger's very useful book, but find the need for reference documentation on the objects and methods in
Is there documentation somewhere?
My particular question of the moment is: is there a method to disconnect from the active dataset? I would like to be able to submit a PROC DATASETS on the active dataset to modify extended attributes, but of course, if it is still active PROC DATASETS can't modify it.
09-13-2013 09:36 AM
The reference doc for 6.1 is not changed from 5.1, so you should be able to use all of the same techniques, file references, etc -- just point to your 6.1 DLLs.
As far as your question -- it's true that EG can hold a data set "open" while you are displaying the task that uses it as input. One approach around this is to change your task so that the [InputRequired] attribute is set to None. Then, within your task, require the user to select/specify a data source. Then use the SasData classes to retrieve information about the data set as needed.
Does that make sense?
09-13-2013 09:46 AM
Oh, and the reference documentation (essentially the same since EG 4.2) is available here. It's a ZIP file that has CHM file in it. Unzip it and then don't forget to right-click on the CHM, select Properties, and then Unblock the file. Otherwise Windows will not allow you to unlock its secrets.