Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 02:01:12 -0400
Reply-To: Sidney Chow <sidney.chow@WMAM.COM>
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From: Sidney Chow <sidney.chow@WMAM.COM>
Subject: Hanging Batch Jobs in SAS 9
Dear all SAS-Lers,
We've just upgraded from SAS 8.2 to 9 on Windows and we've come across a
weird problem. The way everything is set up here is there are heaps of VB
apps driving SAS scripts to be called in SAS batch mode (so the VB programs
basically shells to it's own .bat file and executes a SAS script in batch
mode waits for that to finish before it goes and does other stuff).
After the upgrade, we're getting intermittent "hanging" of the batch
processes. The SAS script would have finished running (as confirmed by
looking into the log file generated) but the Batch screen refuse to go
away. This is a random situation as a single process would be run 20 times
repeatedly and on the 21st time it'll get stuck, or it could happen on the
4th time or 13th time... totally random.
Anyone experienced similar fate? Any suggestions?
We've tried all the parameters like -NOSTATUSWIN -NOTERMINAL -NOSPLASH to
We uninstalled SAS 9 and reinstalled SAS 8 on one of the machines to test
and everything runs smoothly on that machine, just as before. So it is
definitely a SAS 9 issue.
Thanks in advance!!