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SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

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SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

When multiple data steps / sorts are run at one time in SAS EG, it would be great if the default table displayed in the "Output Data" tab was the last one run.  Sometimes I run programs that create intermediate data sets that are used to produce the final data set.  When I click on the "Output Data" tab, 99% of the time I would like for the final data set to be displayed as the default.  And because I work with large datasets (millions of records), I have to wait each time I click for a new data table for it to load.  Seems like a small issue, but if this could be done, it would increase my day's efficiency and decrease my waiting time frustration.

 

Thanks for letting us make suggestions!!!

 

Barb


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‎07-05-2017 10:55 AM
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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

Here is where you do it:

 

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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

I'm in a similar situation in that I work with many large datasets. My solution is to set the number of datasets to open to 0. This means nothing gets written to the Output tab, but I can just open the one dataset I want from the Server List. I find this works efficiently for me 

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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

Thanks SASKiwi!

Nice solution. :-)

I wasn't able to find the option to set the number of datasets to open to 0. Can you tell me where that is in the menus & submenus?

Thank you so much!
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‎07-05-2017 10:55 AM
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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

Here is where you do it:

 

screenshot20.jpg

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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

Thank you so much!!!

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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

We are going to try to handle this a little better in a future EG release by being a little more conservative about opening data -- or least providing one or more options to allow users to choose between the convenience versus the performance of automatically opening data.

 

Casey

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Re: SAS EG: Show most recently run data as default

Thanks so much, Casey! The setting that SASKiwi provided did exactly what I needed. But it is great that SAS is so open to its customers, and is continuously looking at how to improve performance! I love that about SAS!!
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