11-15-2017 09:45 AM
EG has a neat feature "Log Summary" where you can filter the log to see maybe only the errors:
There are however some NOTES: that (maybe) should get attention:
Would it be foolish to suggest a new group fx. "Attentions" that highlighted the NOTES mentioned above?
10 years ago we developed a SAS Macro "LogSummary" that can be used in the SAS Display Manager (SAS Classic) and in batch-mode. It gives you an overview of problems in the log including the suspicious NOTES. Users transitioning to Enterprise Guide simply misses that feature.
11-15-2017 10:35 PM - edited 11-15-2017 10:38 PM
I like your suggestion. I can certainly see how it would be useful.
Since we probably wouldn't be successful at hard-coding everything all users would be interested in, I was thinking we might even be able to take it a step further and provide full flexibility by allowing users to define one or more custom searches.
The existing Errors, Warnings, and Notes toggle buttons would be built-in (always present), but then there could be a '+' icon to the right of those that when clicked would add a new custom toggle button to the end for which you would define a label and a search criteria (ex. regular expression). The custom search would behave the same as the built-in ones for Errors, Warnings, and Notes, but would return log lines that match the user-specified search criteria instead. You could click the '+' icon again to define additional custom searches/toggle buttons.
Would that sufficiently meet your needs? (It would require you to define your desired custom searches. Although, perhaps we could have some presets (like the ones you mentioned above) to choose from when defining a new custom search.)
Thanks for the feedback!
11-16-2017 07:01 AM
Sounds like a great idea - I like it. More flexible that way. All labels and a search criterias should then be stored in the egoptions or some other XML file. That will make it easier distribute a standard setting to our potential 200 EG Users in Statistics Denmark.
"Although, perhaps we could have some presets (like the ones you mentioned above) to choose from when defining a new custom search.)" - agree ;-)
Thank you for your attention, Casey.