I submit all my programs in batch.
One of my must-have-open references is the SAS OnLine Doc.
I have created a short-cut to it.
Here is the v9.3 path
Idea: I am continually frustrated by the lack of completeness of the see-also links.
Example: look up
it is right after
Open function (go figure)
the page header is:
Dictionary of SAS Functions and CALL Routines
which is not a link, but perhaps the most important place I want to go next
since the see-also list contains only
Now what I want, once I open a data set, is how to get
* data set information: attrc and attrn
* variable information: varnum, vartype, varlength, varfmt, varlabel
* row information: fetch, fetchobs, getvarc, getvarn and call set
* make the page header a live link
* hire an indexer and get the cross-references (see also) added to all the pages.
Well, I did figure out how to get to that page
search index for ABS function
open page, then click 'previous page'
and page link is
SAS(R) 9.3 Functions and CALL Routines: Reference
which has the index as a separate tab on the left
The header used to be a link.
The documentation's navigation options, formatting, and direct page access when hitting F1 had worsened with version 9.
You can click on the Locate button in the upper left of your window under the View menu.
If you searched on the Open function and it is open in the right column, select Locate. The Open function will be highlighted in the left column under Dictionary of SAS Functions and Call Routines. It's then easy to navigate to other functions or call routines.
thank you @daharr. I learned something today.
that does not solve my problem. :smileyplain:
I want links in the 'see also' section to what you can do once you open a data set.
Yes SAS's help could be a lot better. It is worse in V9 than in V8. Better work on the content than on a tablet version as suggested elsewhere imho.
ron do not forget to vote yourself. It is a weird you would think it is done automatically it is not...
SAS has long had pretty good documentation, and not so good indexing, cross-referencing, and searching.
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