10-18-2011 06:41 PM
I have lots of code I want to quickly move to Enterprise Guide.
I like that several SAS jobs can be put onto a process flow and have links to each other.
A pit fall of this is that when I run a job which creates lots of datasets, the process flow window is cluttered and the links become very difficult to see.
Is there a long term solution to this?
I have read that I could prefix all the datasets with _to (http://blogs.sas.com/sasdummy/index.php?/archives/248-Undocumented-features-theres-a-reason-they-are...) but this won't work forever and I wouldn't really want to prefix all my datasets.
Using PROC DATASETS and clearing the files isn't desirable from my point of view, I want to have those datasets there in case I've stuffed up somewhere.
Actually now that I think about it, there's an option to suppress the number of output datasets added to a project, am not sure yet if this will do what I want though. (doing this makes it tricky to perform a task on an output dataset).
10-15-2013 11:19 AM
You could always put in the proc datasets step ready to delete all the datasets when you are happy with the process and put in a line at the start of your code
then have your proc datasets be something like
proc datasets lib=work nolist;
this way while you are testing the tables will be left behind but when you change g_Debug to be blank then the datasets will get deleted.
also similar question at https://communities.sas.com/message/184224#184224
10-16-2013 02:59 PM
I have found it useful to change the limit on the number of datasets to add to the Process Flow to 0 as suggested by Quentin in Tim's link above. All datasets are still created but they are not added to the Process Flow. You do get a warning saying the limit has been reached on every flow run, but I can live with that. I think this also helps improve EG performance because it reduces Process Flow maintenance.
03-14-2016 06:16 PM - edited 03-14-2016 06:16 PM
I know this is an old post, but I am running into the same problem. How do you change the limit on the number of datasets to add to the Process Flow?