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In Base SAS we have a common program header added to each program via a short cut key command. 

It includes things like Program Name, Version, Edit History etc - some documentation. 

 

Is there a way to replicate this functionality in EG?

Perhaps a keyboard shortcut to add the text the same way?

The header would look something like this. I'm open to alternatives. 

(PS. Yes, I know we should be using a versioning software etc, but that's not going to happen so I have to work around that for now)

 

/*Sample Header
Program Name: Sample.sas
Version: 2.3
Author: Johnny Appleseed
Description: This program does nothing do not use it ever

Version History:
1.0 -> Implementation
2.0 -> Fix bug1-bug10, see details in basecamp
2.3 -> Add feature x

*/
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Quentin
Super User

Hi,

I use a keyboard macro to add code headers.  I assign the macro to CTRL-H to insert the header.  Works in both Base SAS and EG. 

 

I blogged about it a little bit: http://bi-notes.com/2013/03/sas-enteprise-guide-editor-tips/ .

 

Or see papers like:

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings15/3502-2015.pdf

http://www.lexjansen.com/pnwsug/2009/Lund,%20Pete%20-%20Remembering%20the%20Past.pdf

 

When working in a group, you can export your keyboard macro definitions as a .kmf file, and put that in a shared location that group members can use to import from.

 

When I started with EG, was pleasantly surprised to see how much of much of my PC SAS tools/setup worked without adaptation.  (Unfortunately, not customizable function keys... I still miss those. : )

--Q.

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Quentin
Super User

Hi,

I use a keyboard macro to add code headers.  I assign the macro to CTRL-H to insert the header.  Works in both Base SAS and EG. 

 

I blogged about it a little bit: http://bi-notes.com/2013/03/sas-enteprise-guide-editor-tips/ .

 

Or see papers like:

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings15/3502-2015.pdf

http://www.lexjansen.com/pnwsug/2009/Lund,%20Pete%20-%20Remembering%20the%20Past.pdf

 

When working in a group, you can export your keyboard macro definitions as a .kmf file, and put that in a shared location that group members can use to import from.

 

When I started with EG, was pleasantly surprised to see how much of much of my PC SAS tools/setup worked without adaptation.  (Unfortunately, not customizable function keys... I still miss those. : )

--Q.

BASUG is hosting free webinars Next up: Mike Raithel presenting on validating data files on Wednesday July 17. Register now at the Boston Area SAS Users Group event page: https://www.basug.org/events.
Reeza
Super User
Thanks Quentin!

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