Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 15:56:12 -0400
Reply-To: Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Practice AF Without a License?
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Very interesting indeed! Perhaps SAS Institue is planning a surprise
by including SCL with Base. I know in the past that they have often
included undocumented features that eventually appeared in a
subsequent release. Keep hope alive!
On 5/9/06, Randy Herbison <RandyHerbison@westat.com> wrote:
> Last weekend, operating on a hunch that I might be able to compile model
> SCL (model SCL is similar to the SCL used with SAS/FSP) at run-time
> without SAS/AF installed, I installed just Base SAS (9.1.3) on a PC. I
> tried the run-time data model method _setSource with the compile
> option. Knowing that there is a fine line between build-time and
> run-time SAS/AF as well as between parts of Base SAS and SAS/AF, I
> wasn't surprised to learn that the model SCL would compile without
> SAS/AF. But, the other things I learned did surprise me.
> Much of what I thought required a SAS/AF installation can be done with
> Base SAS alone (technically speaking only). I was able to use the SAS
> Explorer to open an SCL entry and compile it. I then opened a frame
> entry and noticed that the component menu wasn't present. So, I opened
> the SASHELP.CLASS catalog and dragged a class on to the frame. The
> class was instantiated as an object in build-mode, and I could access
> the properties editor to edit its properties. I was also able to use
> the class editor and compile frame SCL. Each of the actions that I
> thought would require SAS/AF generated error messages about missing
> messages, but otherwise worked.