03-18-2016 08:51 AM - edited 03-18-2016 09:22 AM
If you're running SAS Enterprise Guide 7.11, you'll soon see the news (if you have auto-update enabled) that the v7.12 updates are available. Here's what you'll get:
About the update process
The auto-update process is a little different this time, as you're moving from v7.11 to v7.12 -- a version update, and not just a "hotfix". It has two steps: first, a hotfix to v7.11 to set the stage for the version update, then a subsequent update to apply the new v7.12. Both updates run quickly and you'll be up and running with the new version within minutes.
Here's are screenshots from the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office, which uses the same update process:
First, the v7.11 update:
Then, the v7.12 update (with localizations if you have non-English versions!):
03-21-2016 05:09 AM
"Better support for referencing external files within your project (doc, PDF, image files, etc.). You can open these files with their associated applications, and also "open file location" to launch a Windows Explorer view."
That's a cool feature i've been missing for a long time! Great work!
04-20-2016 12:43 PM
No doubt , these are Great Features in 7.12.
Unfortunately while testing the new SAS EG Version 7.12 i came across few bugs which i felt were very obvious and should have been caught before this New version was shipped out. Felt disappointed.
I did bring this to the attention of the SAS Tech Support and they acknowledged these bugs .
We at our Organization wanted to roll out this New version for the entire Users but because of the above bugs we decided to postpone the rollout until these are fixed . Not sure of the timeline as to when the fix will be in place by SAS EG R&D Team.For now we still are sticking with SAS EG 5.1 version.
One obvious bug i noticed was while deleting a Program Node under the Process flow in SAS EG 7.12 . Basically I opened 2 existing programs in SAS EG and while deleting second program (under the first program node) under Process flow by Right clicking and choosing Delete i end with a Pop up Error message : SAS Enterprise guide encountered a Problem - Object Reference not set to an Instance of an Object. We use SAS EG connected to Remote SAS server ( AIX server on which SAS is installed).
Hoping that we will be able to rollout this New version for all users Soon.
05-20-2016 01:54 PM
The bug you mentioned (also noted here: http://tsdsrv05.unx.sas.com:7777/iw/docs/sasnotes/fusion/57/979.html) was fixed in 7.12 HF2, which released today. You should get notification in EG 7.12 the next time you start EG or if you click Help->Check for updates (if your admin allows Check for Updates) that the new update (7.12 HF2) is available. You can then single-click to install it. Or you can download and apply the traditional way from here:
Sorry for the inconvenience that bug may have caused. We too were disappointed that it slipped through.
05-20-2016 05:52 PM
@CaseyS_SAS Thanks for the Update . Yes i did install the Latest Hotfix and did it fix the Issues i have noticed.
Thanks again for the Prompt Attention to the Issues.
11-29-2016 08:07 PM
The Check for Updates feature does not seem to work if the site has a proxy for Internet access - which most enterprise environments have. There doesn't appear to be anywhere in EG the proxy can be defined.
01-19-2017 01:23 PM
The Check for Updates feature will work with a proxy. You have to specify the proxy settings in the EG config files. See this SASNote for details... http://support.sas.com/kb/59/460.html.
01-19-2017 03:14 PM
Casey -Thanks for that!
I made the statement that the updates don't work with a proxy after contacting SAS tech support. They told me it was not possible. I'll try out the settings in the SASNote.
01-19-2017 03:35 PM
Mark, glad to help!
Tech Support just recently found that solution and created the SASNote, so they probably didn't realize it was possible at the time. The investigation and solution was a direct response to your and other inquiries, so thank you for reporting!