Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 10:09:50 -0800
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From: "David L. Cassell" <cassell.david@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Annoying SAS Note
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Peter Crawford <peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK> wrote:
> I'm resurrecting an old (September-2003) thread, because perhaps
> not all our SAS-L community are aware of the sasnotes list server.
> At 17Dec2003, it reports new and changed usage notes, including
> amongst many interesting issues
> 008952 Diagnosing AT LEAST ONE W.D FORMAT WAS TOO SMALL message
> Component: Formats in general
> Release(s) Reported: 8
> Release(s) Fixed:
> SN http://support.sas.com/techsup/unotes/SN/008/008952.html
> Notice that "Diagnosing" !
> My reaction is "at last !"
> Of course, it's just implementing the suggestion of David Cassell
> below, but at least SI have done the work, for us !
Great Caesar's Ghost! You mean someone actually *reads* the stuff
> The usage note includes a link to the sample site where their
> solution/work-around can be found at
Let me point out that this code is literally diagnostic instead of
rectifying. It provides a way of finding out which variable is
transgressing. You will still have to fix matters yourself afterward...
> Another Christmas present from SAS Institute ! ;-))
> seasons greetings
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Enjoyable Saturnalia,
or none of the above, as you see fit...
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist