05-25-2012 01:27 PM
No. An SGE file is a specialized format that can only be edited by the ODS Graphics Editor. The file contains information for editing a "live" graph, as opposed to an image that can be edited in an image editor.
05-25-2012 01:40 PM
I ask because I need to create a file using GTL that is editable. It seems the consumer cannot use the "SAS Graphics Editor". Is there another file format that I can create with ODS GRAPHICS that is editable.
05-25-2012 05:39 PM
With SAS 9.3, SAS Graphics Editor is part of BASE SAS.
If your consumer does not have any access to SAS, your options will be to generate an image and use image editors, or, generate SVG output (available in SAS 9.3) and use SVG-based editors.
ods graphics / outputfmt=svg;
05-25-2012 07:43 PM
It would be good to know what kind of editing the consumer wants to do? The SGE file is editable by the ODS Graphics Editor and anyone can obtain ODSG Editor from the SAS download page for installation on PC and Linux without a SAS license. Can your consumer not install this?
Or, is it that you want a metafile output format like PDF or EMF that can be edited by external (non-SAS) editors? If yes, you will need SAS 9.3 to create output in such formats.