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When is EG 4.2 expected?

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When is EG 4.2 expected?

Hi everyone,

Has anyone heard any news about a release data for EG 4.2? Will it still work with SAS Integration Technologies 8.2 (as well as 9)?

.......Phil
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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

Phil,

While this is not an official release date, I'd look for EG 4.2 around the end of this year.

As far as compatibility -- no, EG 4.2 supports only SAS 9.2. You can still have EG 4.1 and EG 4.2 installed on the same machine, if you are straddling SAS deployments. Also, EG 4.1 works with SAS 9.2 on Windows (when both EG 4.1 and SAS 9.2 are installed on the same machine).

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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

EG 4.2 and SAS 9.2 ONLY is good news. That means that 4.2 is going to take advantage of some of the new features of SAS 9.x rather than being limited to the SAS 8.2 feature set; personally, I'd like to see clickable options for ODS graphics....
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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

Doc,

I'm glad to hear you spin it that way. That jives with my explanation at:

http://blogs.sas.com/sasdummy/index.php?/archives/38-SAS-Enterprise-Guide-4.1-and-SAS-9.2-FAQs.html

And yes, EG 4.2 will take advantage of ODS graphics -- that gives a nice graphical boost to the results from about 20 of our analytical tasks.

Chris
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I was given the impression that EG4.2 would only be a worthwhile upgrade if you were also running SAS 9.2.

I am peeved that EG4.1 seems to like to disconnect the workspace session after 30 minutes of inactivity (when the communication with the metadata layer fails), but I'd like to know if EG4.2 requires SAS9.1.3 and above. If so, I might just stick with EG4.1
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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

Joshua,

Chris's blog entry (above) has your answers to version compatibility.

Doc
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Will EG 4.2 / SAS9.2 allow me to create stored processes with dynamic and cascading parameters?

http://support.sas.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=8023ὗ
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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

Yes, it will. You will be able to use any data source that is registered in SAS metadata as the source for dynamic prompt values.

This is a feature of Stored Processes in SAS 9.2, and EG 4.2 simply lets you take advantage of it.

Chris
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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

Any more news on EG 4.2?

.............Phil
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Re: When is EG 4.2 expected?

It's part of the SAS 9.2 Phase 2 release, which is due to customers around the end of next month (Feb).

We in R&D just signed off on SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2 this week, which means that we consider it ready to go. However, you need SAS 9.2 Phase 2 to take full advantage of it, and it's all still making its way down the pipeline.

Soon, soon!

Chris
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