In PROC FSVIEW, I could enter =FOO on the command line, and it would scroll horizontally to that variable.
I can't remember if the DMS table viewer does the same thing - I only have access to EG.
Can EG be changed so that, if I know the variable I want to view, I can do something like =FOO and the table viewer horizontally scrolls so that that column is the leftmost column?
I'd prefer something *fast*, so not a huge point-and-click picklist.
Corollary improvements would be:
1) Scroll to the first hit on a partial column name, i.e. If I have the columns FOO ... BAR ... ZULU ... BLAH, =B would scroll to BAR, =B again would scroll to BLAH, etc. =C would display an error since no columns begin with C.
2) Options to scroll left or right, analogous to scrolling down and up in the editor. And an option to wrap the scroll. So, using the above example, =B scrolls to BAR, =B scrolls to BLAH, =B returns to BAR, (change direction to left), =B scrolls to BLAH.
3) (If possible): An option to sort the columns alphabetically, in memory, without having to recreate that large dataset I just created. I don't know how the backend code works, but it would be something like retrieving the data in PDV order as (I'm guessing) it does now. but rearranging the columns in the display memory so it looks like they're in alphabetically sorted order.
(Or, perhaps just create a view under the covers and return that? But I'd like the vertical scrolling thumb to know the number of observations.)