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How to increase the memory in SAS EG working on a server?

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How to increase the memory in SAS EG working on a server?

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Hy Everyone!


I am working on a SAS EG connected to a SAS Server (WX64_SV) without access to the "C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.4\nls\en\sasv9.cfg" file where one can change the attributes to increase memsize, sortsize and sumsize. Since I do not have a local SAS, I depend entirely on the SAS Server performance, which I know there is plenty of RAM available.

 

My question resides if there is any solution to increase the memory settings without the need to contact the IT team of my company for modifying sasv9.cfg file located in the server.

 

Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

 

 

 

 

Jorge

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Re: How to increase the memory in SAS EG working on a server?

Options like MEMSIZE and SORTSIZE can be set only by an admin by adjusting the config file or startup script.  You might also want to review the recommendations for these settings and use the information to appeal to your IT team.  Higher MEMSIZE is does not always yield better performance.

 

See these Performance Enhancing SAS Notes.

 

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Re: How to increase the memory in SAS EG working on a server?

The simple answer is unfortunately no. As @ChrisHemedinger has pointed out the relevant options can only be set in a SAS CONFIG file as they need to be specified at start-up. You will need to engage with your SAS administrator on this one.

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