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Problem with large linked program nodes

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Problem with large linked program nodes

I have a fairly large sas program (1500 lines or so) linked in EG.  Whenever I'm editing the program near the end, EG freezes for 4-5 seconds after every character edit.  Just typing in the program is almost impossible.  Any suggestions on what may be causing this?

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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

Cause, no, though I suspect there may be validation going on in the background.

Possible work-around (at least if you have an idea what you want to add): Use another editor to type and then copy paste into the EG editor.

I would recommend not using a word processor or fancy text editor but something plain like Notepad or an actually programming editor.

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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

Try turning off Autocomplete in Program options. What version of EG are you using?

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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

7.1

Super User
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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

I'm using 7.11 with Autocomplete off and have some fairly large programs, several thousand lines in some cases, and I don't experience your problem.

Super Contributor
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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

looks like autocomplete was the culprit.  Still sometimes slow, but it doesn't hang like it was.

SAS Super FREQ
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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes


We are aware of certain scenarios in which the editor slows down when the Autocomplete feature is on and you are working with large programs.  The scenarios we are aware of were improved in 7.11.

Here is the related SAS Note:

54754 - In SAS® Enterprise Guide®, the Enhanced Editor might respond very slowly when the autocomple...

Super User
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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

Actually I did experience your problem in earlier versions of EG, hence the reason I leave Autocomplete off.

If its an issue for you, consider upgrading to 7.11. Then you can use the new WHERE command in the table viewer, my favourite new feature.

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Re: Problem with large linked program nodes

I usually leave things like autocomplete off. A computer trying to be more intelligent than me is just annoying most of the time.

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