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by Super User
on ‎09-27-2016 10:08 AM

I assume the reason they haven't, other than the lack of comercial pressure, is that OO can read/write native Office documents anyways.  Should be done though.

by Super User
on ‎09-27-2016 10:14 AM

As LibreOffice is my preferred office tool, I usually store spreadsheets as .ods.

As soon as I want to see the data in SAS, I have to re-save in.xls(x) for importing, and that's annoying, given the fact that the basic structure behind both formats is the same.

 

 

by Super User
on ‎09-27-2016 11:14 AM

Perhaps there is a concern about the syntax. ODS ODS might have issues. Smiley Wink

by Community Manager
on ‎09-27-2016 12:10 PM

I spoke with the developers who would be in charge of this type of feature.  It has been considered in the past, but as @RW9 points out, it hasn't been a high priority for customers.  And with the ubiquity of the XLSX and RTF formats, which SAS does support, LibreOffice/OpenOffice users have workarounds (although it's not always convenient).

 

This doesn't close the door on the suggestion, necessarily -- just wanted you to know that it has been on the radar, and more business cases are welcome.

by Community Manager
on ‎03-08-2017 01:28 PM
Status changed to: Not Planned
 
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