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New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

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New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

I notice EG 7.15 has been released as part of SAS 9.4M5:

 

http://support.sas.com/software/products/enterprise-guide/#s1=1

 

Does anyone know if there is more information available on the new features apart from the above link?


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Re: New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

If you install Enterprise Guide 7.15 you will have some more information at the in product documentation.

"Open Help--> SAS Enterprise Guide Help" and look for "What's new in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1"

 

Here are the most important parts:

 

What's New in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15

 

What's New in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1

 

Catalog and Formats Explorer

Starting in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15, the Catalog and Formats Explorer is available. (In previous releases, this functionality was available as a downloadable custom task.) With the Catalog and Formats Explorer, you can explore SAS libraries and the catalogs in those libraries. You can view the metadata (name, description, created and modified dates) for every catalog entry. You can view the contents of some entry types, such as SOURCE entries and format entries. You can also delete entries. For more information, see Viewing the SAS catalogs and formats in your current SAS session.


New accessible PDF option

Starting in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15, you can use the Create accessible PDF option to add accessibility metadata to your PDF results. The metadata enables the file to be accessed by assistive technology such as a screen reader. For more information, see Setting PDF results options.


Opening script files in the text editor

Starting in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15, the File extensions to open as text by default option includes script files (*.sh). For more information, see Setting viewer options.

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Re: New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

If you install Enterprise Guide 7.15 you will have some more information at the in product documentation.

"Open Help--> SAS Enterprise Guide Help" and look for "What's new in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1"

 

Here are the most important parts:

 

What's New in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15

 

What's New in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1

 

Catalog and Formats Explorer

Starting in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15, the Catalog and Formats Explorer is available. (In previous releases, this functionality was available as a downloadable custom task.) With the Catalog and Formats Explorer, you can explore SAS libraries and the catalogs in those libraries. You can view the metadata (name, description, created and modified dates) for every catalog entry. You can view the contents of some entry types, such as SOURCE entries and format entries. You can also delete entries. For more information, see Viewing the SAS catalogs and formats in your current SAS session.


New accessible PDF option

Starting in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15, you can use the Create accessible PDF option to add accessibility metadata to your PDF results. The metadata enables the file to be accessed by assistive technology such as a screen reader. For more information, see Setting PDF results options.


Opening script files in the text editor

Starting in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15, the File extensions to open as text by default option includes script files (*.sh). For more information, see Setting viewer options.

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Re: New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

A few other minor things that weren't listed:

  • You can now perform Project Log operations (enable/disable, retrieve the text, clear, save as, send via email) via automation.  This can be handy if you want to avoid your Project Log from filling up.  For example, you could use a VBScript to periodically write the project log to a file, then clear it.  Though we hope to build this functionality in more natively in a later release.
  • In Query Builder, you can now move selected variables to the top or bottom of the list (rather than up or down one position at a time).
  • Role metadata capabilities were added for the Excel and PowerPoint results formats and for the Copy Files task.
  • As with most releases, also includes a number of bug fixes.
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Re: New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

Many thanks to @AndreasMenrath and @CaseySmith for their helpful replies.

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Re: New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

Thanks @CaseySmith.  I'm intrigued by the prospect of automating management of the project log "more natively." 

 

I can imagine different possible implementations.  But I'd love to see something like the PC SAS  Display Manager commands be implemented in EG, where you can use the DM commands to manage the client.  That was handy.

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Re: New Enterprise Guide Version 7.15

@Quentin, what I meant by that is providing options to enable users to more easily control the project log behavior.  Currently, when the project log reaches a hard-coded maximum size (5 MB), EG notifies the user that the project log is full (and they get notified every time a new log is generated, which can be annoying).  The only way to avoid the notification is to clear the project log.

 

In a future release, we plan to give you a choice of behavior when the project log is on, such as:

  • When the project log reaches:  <specifySize> (MB)
    • Dispay a warning message (but continue logging)
    • Remove older items (a rolling log, truncated to size specified above, oldest items removed first)
    • Export a time-stamped log, then clear the project log <specify name and location>
  • Clear the project log when the project is closed

Adding something to EG similar to the DM commands is interesting.  Will think about that.

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