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Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

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Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

Hi All,

Can you please anyone explian exact difference of the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor.

Shiva

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Re: Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

Hi:

  Do you mean the Program Editor in SAS Display Manager versus the Enhanced Editor in SAS Display Manager? If you start up either editor, the changes should be apparent. If you mean the Program Editor in Enterprise Guide versus the Enhanced Editor in Display Manager, there have been a lot of blog posts and user group papers about the new features of the Program Editor. A Google search should help you find the comparisons you are looking for.

cynthia

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Re: Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

thank you cynthia for your information

can you please explain brief details about the use of program editor window 9.2 version.

what are the extra useges of program editor.

in our regular works which one is efficient.

Shiva

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Re: Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

In SAS BASE 9.2

Program Editor acts more as a command line editor or terminal window if you think Unix. Code submitted disappears and the syntax colouring isn't as well defined.

I would rarely think of a use for it, and generally use the Enhanced editor, it has better colouring, and the code doesn't disappear when you submit it.

I'm sure there's more differences but Enhanced is what most people use nowadays.

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Re: Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

The Program Editor is a better "text editor" than Enhanced Editor wich is the prefered by SAS Programmers. It has several features that Enhanced Editor does not like "line commands".

You can find more information in SAS(R) 9.3 Companion for Windows

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Re: Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

The program editor is the original editor for SAS Display manager and still the only one available when using Display Manager on non-Windows systems.  In addition to its cross system compatibility it includes some powerful editing commands such as:

line commands :  Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software

command line commands: Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software which you can generate using command macros (using the / CMD option on the SAS(R) 9.2 Macro Language: Reference ).

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Re: Difference Between the Programme Editor and Enhanced Editor...

The default editor is the Enhanced Editor. The Enhanced Editor is syntax sensitive and color codes your programs making it easier to read them and find mistakes. The Enhanced Editor also allows you to collapse and expand the various steps in your program.

 

For other operating environments, the default editor is the Program Editor.

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