Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 22:19:17 +0100
Reply-To: Lex jansen <l.jansen@LEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL>
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From: Lex jansen <l.jansen@LEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL>
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Subject: Re: words on reports changed to lower case?
I think it is inevitable that some SAS programs need changes when migrating
to a new SAS version.
What we did was document all problems we found and suggest to the users how
to 'fix' it.
This gives the users some help in converting their sasv6 programs to v8.
Furthermore, we gave the user the possibility to do a testrun in the new
version, so they could see the impact.
"Johnson Chang" <jchangmail@YAHOO.COM> wrote in message
> Hello Lex,
> Is there a standard procedure to migration with different version? are
> comprehasive tech reports talking about these migration?
> if differences are found, how to settle them? i means not all differences
are resulted in
> the same change. e.g i found the normality test output different values
from v6 to v8,
> and some "out= " statements in proc behavour differently, so the created
> somewhat different as you mentioned.
> How to process this difference when we finalized the project report? it is
also a problem
> to me these days when we almost finished a study.
> Any suggestions, comments or references are appreciated,
> J Chang
> --- Lex jansen <l.jansen@LEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL> 的正文：> Sterling,
> > At the pharmaceutical company I work for, we did a 'SASv6 to SASv8
> > migration' validation.
> > We took 16 completed trials, each 30-40 SAS programs and ran all those
> > programs in SASv8 again.
> > Then we compared the datasets that were created and we compared the
> > (listings, tables, analyses) that was created.
> > For comparing the datasets we used a SAS macro that used PROC COMPARE.
> > Some differences would show up because we had the creation date in
> > labels.
> > Also we noticed that the ROUND function had changed ...
> > Our listings, tables and analyses have the creation date as well in a
> > footnote.
> > For comparing ASCII output we used the CSDIFF utility
> > (www.componentsoftware.com).
> > Before we compared, we stripped out the date dependent footnotes.
> > Most trouble we had was because SASv8 changed it's behaviour with
> > ORDER variables in PROC REPORT.
> > (SASNOTE: SN-003866: DISPLAY variable order in the COLUMN statement has
> > effect on the collating sequence of GROUP and ORDER variables)
> > Hope this helps,
> > Lex Jansen
> Do You Yahoo!?