Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:47:36 -0400
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject: Re: Why wouldn't new SAS abbreviations appear
Never mind, I figured it out myself. SAS abbreviations aren't quite as
smart as I thought they were. The entire abbreviation has to be entered
before the tab key functionality will work.
I had always assigned 3-character abbreviations, thus never noticed the
limitation. However, in this case, I had assigned a 6-character
abbreviation and it wouldn't appear until all 6 characters were entered.
On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:32:33 -0400, Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
>Mikkkeee just posted a tip on how to easily get code using the import and
>export wizard. I was going to add to it, thus went through the steps in
>converting such code to SAS abbreviations (i.e., tools-Add Abbreviation).
>However, after doing that, while the code snippets were recorded and
>available by clicking on tools-macros, they wouldn't come up the way they
>are supposed to (i.e., after typing in the three or four characters,
>pressing the tab key).
>It has always worked before, but it has been awhile since I've tried to
>Anyone else ever run into that problem and know what setting might affect
>one's ability to add new, useable abbreviations?