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explorer window - finding variables

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explorer window - finding variables

I didn't really know which forum to put this in. This is certainly the wrong one but I can't see a better one.

If I open a sas dataset in explorer I want to be able to move to the variable I am looking for instead of scrolling through. (I have hundreds of variables.)
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Re: explorer window - finding variables

Unfortunately, it appears that SAS VIEWTABLE UI has no "FIND" command equivalent and when Ctrl-F (FIND command keystroke) is entered, the WHERE filter window is displayed, instead.

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Re: explorer window - finding variables

There were a lot of conveniences in the old SAS/FSP product viewers FSView and FSEdit, including the command
=variableName
which took the display to the named variable.
Without that in ViewTable, you're unlucky.

Try the hide/Unhide option on the ViewTable Data menu
It might help you to reduce the list of columns to something manageable.

good luck
PeterC
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Re: explorer window - finding variables

In UNIX the FSView window supports the Move function which displays that column. This is one of the reasons I have rearranged the order of columns in a dataset. If they are alphabetical, they are easier to find.
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