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Redirecting SAS log and output files using PROC PRINTTO

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Redirecting SAS log and output files using PROC PRINTTO

Hello-

 

    I am running v9.3 TSIM1 and would like to redirect my SAS log and output to an external file using Proc Printto WITHOUT the output being automatically written to the "Results" log in PC SAS. The output being automatically directed to the "Results" log is large and slows down the performance of the SAS program dramatically. The reason for this is that I am running a SAS/STAT procedure using a "by" statement and this is useless output. 

 

   Here is the syntax I am using for the Proc Printto:

 

              proc printto new log='c:\data\logfilex.txt'    file='c:\data\logfilex.txt';
              run;

 

   The SAS log output is being successfully written out to the external file. In addition, SAS documentation recommends putting the log= and file= (or print=) options in the same Proc Printto statement. Note two things about this:

 

   - Using two Proc Printtos -- one for the log= and a second for the file= -- has no effect on the "Results" log

 

   - Using an "ODS Listing Close;" options statement also has no effect on output written to the "Results" log. 

 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Redirecting SAS log and output files using PROC PRINTTO

Hi, this works for me ...

 

proc printto log='z:\log.txt' print='z:\print.txt';
run;

 

proc means data=sashelp.class noprint;
run;

 

proc printto;
run;

 

There's nothing in the output window, here's the LOG ...

 

390 proc printto log='z:\log.txt' print='z:\print.txt';
391 run;

NOTE: PROCEDURE PRINTTO used (Total process time):
real time 0.00 seconds
cpu time 0.00 seconds

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Re: Redirecting SAS log and output files using PROC PRINTTO

What in the proc is generating the large amount of output? Perhaps it can be suppressed in the proc?
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Re: Redirecting SAS log and output files using PROC PRINTTO

Results output is the ODS HTML destination. You can close and open that destination as needed to avoid output.

Super User
Posts: 17,905

Re: Redirecting SAS log and output files using PROC PRINTTO

*Close all results;
ODS _all_ close;

code;

*reopen results;
ODS Listing;
ODS HTML;
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