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job scheduling in Unix SAS

I am working in a unix sas environment.I do batch submissions.But any ideas regarding time scheduling a batch submission would be great.

os : solaris5
shell : korn shell
sas : v9

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Re: job scheduling in Unix SAS

you can use cron scheduler
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Re: job scheduling in Unix SAS

If you are at fairly large site, chance is quite high that there exists a 3rd party scheduling tool.
Or, if you by any chance are licensing DI Server, you could maybe use Platform Job Scheduler.
/Linus
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Re: job scheduling in Unix SAS

Crontab can be used to schedule jobs in Unix via Unix SAS. To access crontab login to Unix and type crontab -e (Edit mode). This is a VI Editor. Press Esc Key and I for insert. Press Esc Key and x to delete.

Syntax for crontab is

*    *    *    *    *  command to be executed

┬    ┬    ┬    ┬    ┬

│    │    │    │    │

│    │    │    │    │

│    │    │    │    └───── day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0 )

│    │    │    └────────── month (1 - 12)

│    │    └─────────────── day of month (1 - 31)

│    └──────────────────── hour (0 - 23)

└───────────────────────── min (0 - 59)

Example

00 08 * * 0-6 /home/test.ksh > /home.test.log

This would run the report every day at 8 AM. Make sure you invoke the sas from shell script. You would need some scripting knowledge to do this.

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Re: job scheduling in Unix SAS

If you are licensing any part of SAS Intelligence Platform (that, do you have a metadata server), there is a GUI interface to cron in the Scheduling Server plugin in the SAS Management Console.

/Linus

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