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PoulRavn
Obsidian | Level 7

Hi, I've been trying to understand how to automatically start EG61 with a project as input parameter. I can get EG61 started OK, but how to supply the project file? I did not yet find any post/google hits on it. Help appreciated.

 

Regards

Poul R S

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

If your SAS is located on a server, I'd still go for doing the scheduling there; every solution you solve along the way will be handy on the day when you have a real scheduling need.

So I recommend saving your code to a single .sas file and run that in batch mode on the server.

Only if you have a single-machine install of SAS on your desktop will scheduling a project via EG make any sense, IMO.

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BrunoSilva
Quartz | Level 8

Hello,

 

If you open the VBScript you will notice that there's a "prjName" variable with the path and the name of your project.

So probably you can use VBS arguments to the variable (just supposing never tried before)

 

Something like this:

prjName = Wscript.Arguments(0)  'Project Name

And then when you call you VBS you pass the parameter.

Have a try 🙂

 

Best regards,

Bruno Silva

 

PoulRavn
Obsidian | Level 7

I am sorry, but you missed me there.

I set EG up to start in the Scheduler in Win 7. I did not launch it via a VBS script, - that I know of. But perhaps the Scheduler creates a VBS anyway? Is that what you mean?

 

Regards

Poul

BrunoSilva
Quartz | Level 8

Hello,

 

When you schedule through the Enterprise Guide he creates a VBS file somewhere. I was referring to change that VBS file but if you schedule directly like this:

.../../SASGuide.exe <projectfile.egp>  

 

If so maybe you can create a .sh or .bat file that accepts parameters and then make the call.

 

Best Regards,

Bruno Silva

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

If that scheduling is more than just a pet project of yours, I strongly recommend creating a .sas code file from your project and schedule that on the SAS server directly, using your organization's standard scheduler. Desktops are not suited to do business-critical jobs.

PoulRavn
Obsidian | Level 7
It's kind of in between 'business critical' and pet. I want to update 2 dashboards, that show running data from production. I am updating them manually now, but want it to be automatic.
Kind regards Poul
Kurt_Bremser
Super User

If your SAS is located on a server, I'd still go for doing the scheduling there; every solution you solve along the way will be handy on the day when you have a real scheduling need.

So I recommend saving your code to a single .sas file and run that in batch mode on the server.

Only if you have a single-machine install of SAS on your desktop will scheduling a project via EG make any sense, IMO.

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