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My favorite SAS Enterprise Guide options

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Re: My favorite SAS Enterprise Guide options

Hi Chris

Thanks for sharing.

What is the reason that these option settings are not becoming the default for new SAS EG installations/releases?

And other options which I believe should be installation default:
- "close data grid after period of inactivity" - set to something like 10 minutes as default could help to avoid a lot of grief with locked tables "by default".

- no automatic opening of datasets when added to project or when running scripts

- and something new: when running scripts creating several tables and views then please please please don't have a view as first thing in the stack so when I must use the "Output" tab to look at one of the tables the view gets executed.

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Patrick
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Re: My favorite SAS Enterprise Guide options

Patrick,

Good suggestions! Some options do graduate to the default. For example, EG always closes output data before re-running tasks/programs (an option that, when unset, could trigger data file contention issues).

We'll take these suggestions under consideration. There is a trade-off (sometimes) between ease-of-use and performance, and sometimes we need to tweak the options settings to handle the predominant usage scenarios.

Chris
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Re: My favorite SAS Enterprise Guide options

Makes sense.
Really appreciate your commitment and customer focus.
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