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SAS EG 4.2- Conditional Processing

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SAS EG 4.2- Conditional Processing

Hi,

I have a question about conditional processing for EG4.2. This is an amazing new feature of 4.2 and will be alot of use, my question comes when I try to export the code that is produced. It doesn't seem to export the conditional processing part.

Is this a 'feature' or is it something I am doing wrong?

thanks in advance
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Re: SAS EG 4.2- Conditional Processing

That's true. Exported code, or the program created when you build a stored process, does not contain the conditional code. The conditions are evaluated in SAS code, but it's EG that controls what runs next based on the outcome of the condition -- it's not baked into the generated program logic.

It's on our list for a future release.

Chris
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Re: SAS EG 4.2- Conditional Processing

Do you know which version it's aimed for, Chris? 4.3?
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Re: SAS EG 4.2- Conditional Processing

Andy, no, not in 4.3, I'm afraid. But it remains on the list for a future release.

Chris
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Re: SAS EG 4.2- Conditional Processing



Thanks for the info, Chris.

I have a client who is migrating from V8 to V9.2. They write a lot of base SAS code for production/scheduled purposes - running on their unix server.

They had hoped to move to the use of EG visual coding for future developments - using the export code facility to generate their production code. The code is mostly ETL-like and is used to create marts from a warehouse. Without the ability to do conditional branches their usage will be severely curtailed.

I appreciate that the proper tool for the job is DI Studio, so I guess this is less of an issue for most EG users. DI Studio would meet all of their needs and then some Smiley Happy

Cheers

-Andy
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