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sas command bar

Hi to everyone,

anyone can give me a list of commands I can use in the sas command bar:

fsview, where,...

I do not find any documentation about the list of commands I can type in this command bar

I only know that i can open the sashelp.class typing fsview in this command bar:

fsview sashelp.class

as well searching as:

where index(name,'A')>0

any documentation about the list of commands can I use?

Cheers,

J

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sas command bar

You ask a question that is difficult to answer.  Since one of the commands you can use is DM, you can run almost anything from there.

I started a page on sasCommunity.org on a related project, but it is still quite in its infancy (see: http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/Abbreviations/Macros ).  However, if you take a look at the code in Russ Lavery's collection (link on that page), I think you will get an idea of some of the possibilities.

And, its not limited to the command bar, as anything that can be entered in the command bar, can also be saved and run as a macro/abbreviation.

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sas command bar

Thanks Art for your email.

I would like to find a guide of:  sas toolbox .

Because typing in the command bar:  VT or FSVIEW work.x datasets, in my opinion is more handy and quick that using explorer.

It take too much time opening the right folders in the library.

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I'm not sure I know which "tool box" you were referring to.  SAS has a couple.  One can be found at: http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/hostunx/61879/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a000291162.htm

Another, was an effort they had some years ago, but would have to see if there are any links to it.

But I disagree with your comment.  I don't think anything could be much easier than the approach described at:

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/046-2010.pdf

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sas command bar

Hi art297 again, thanks for your quicly reply.

Look, I need to check different datasets a, b, c d and e, and every datset are in a different libraries: x ,y ,z, t and work.

Using explorer, I waste time using the buttom open one level, open folder, and open the requested datasets.

Using the command bar in the different multiple toolbox sas, it is so easy as:

vt x.a

vt y.b

vt z.c

vt t.d

and vt work.e

and you will have a command bar ready to every dataset.

I found it quickly that using the explorer window.

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Then, I think that the page that Tom pointed you toward might be what you are looking for.

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http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/hostwin/63285/HTML/default/viewer.htm#dmcommands.htm

I assume there are similar lists for other operating systems.

Plus you can create your own by creating command macros.

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sas command bar

Actually You can combine all these libraries into one library. SAS has this ability.

libname x (work sashelp 'c:\temp\');

Ksharp

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