10-24-2013 09:07 PM
I was wondering does anyone know whether SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1 will continue to run after BASE SAS (9.3) software expires? Also, is there a way I can find out when EG 5.1 expires? Thanks so much for your response!
10-25-2013 03:16 PM
Just to be clear, EG won't run without a valid version of BASE SAS.
Rereading, I realized you asked the question two different ways....
10-28-2013 10:39 AM
Enterprise Guide doesn't expire the same way that SAS does. Eventually, once a version is so obsolete that SAS can't support it any more, it will die. SAS probably lists the expired versions on their web site somewhere, but I remember when the last one died, I thought "goodness, nobody can be using THAT anymore, can they?"
So you can feel secure.
10-28-2013 02:39 PM
Thanks for your answer! I did find a SAS website recently that states that EG has an expiry date five to six years after its release. So it seems like it might continue to work even after BASE SAS expires...
10-28-2013 02:44 PM
As Tom and others pointed out, EG requires a connection to a licensed version of SAS -- running either local on the same PC or on a remote machine. On its own (without this SAS connection), EG is not very useful. Its main purpose is to facilitate your work in SAS, wherever it might be installed/running.
10-28-2013 07:45 PM
True! But, too bad that Ottawa is still over a year behind the "TRUE" withit user group:
However, I'm sure that a lot has happened over the past year, thus am looking forward to seeing the pdfs from your presentations
10-29-2013 08:29 AM
There are several cool new features in EG 6.1. Among the highlights:
- a Log summary window (Tricia discusses it here.)
- The addition of "sticky-note" style annotations in your process flow
- a new Recency, Frequency, Monetary task -- customer segmentation made easy!
- analyze your SAS programs for I18N
- a new Task Gallery to help you find exactly the task you need
- and more..
For admins/installers, there is a new standalone installer package that makes it easier to deploy just SAS Enterprise Guide on client PC machines.