Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 16:39:36 -0400
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From: SAS User <sasuser@DVOL.COM>
Subject: SAS/AF or SCL pick list creation and use
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The Good news: Running SAS 9.1.3 on Windows Terminal Server 2003, Base,
AF, STAT. Graph
The Bad News: Not an AF or SCL programmer, old school(read batch mode)
mentality, HATE GUIs but have to live in the real world now.
The problem: Need to create a SAS application(no perl, JAVA, VB, VBA,
PHP, Python, C, C++, PASCAL, MUMPS, PL/1,etc) that is user-friendly.
This means not letting the user type anything and only click and pick.
That is fine by me beacause I can't type that well myself and long
directory and filesnames are my personal nemesis.
For the sake of simplicity, because I can create all the datasets and
handle the other coding issues(when my brain is working), I need to
create a window with a pick list with the members of the list coming
from a SAS dataset for the user to pick from. Have the user pick one,
and repeat that several times. Essentially I am guiding the user down
through a directory tree to pick out the files that they want to
process, and not let them enter something that doesn't exist in the dataset.
I know for you SCL-heads this is absurdly easy, but I have never had the
oppurtunity to write AF/SCL code before as the sites I worked at either
did not license SAS/AF, did not want GUI solutions, or it was in the bad
old:) 5.18, 6.3,6.04-6.12 days when there were no SCL functions available.
Eventually I know I need to take a class at The Institute on AF/SCL but
I don't have that luxury right now.
Any pointers to code, articles, training imaterials, or actual code
would be greatly appreciated.