Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:03:25 -0500
Reply-To: T J <tj_noreply@YAHOO.COM>
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From: T J <tj_noreply@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Frustration With SAS - My Vote for most poorly implemented
Programming Language "Feature"
The 9.13 help you mentioned is much better than the 9.2's.
Thanks very much,
On Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:50:47 -0800, Dale McLerran <stringplayer_2@YAHOO.COM>
>Indeed, something is amiss with the 9.2 online documentation
>product filter. As you indicate, there are 26 entries for DSD
>which are returned by the online documentation. When one clicks
>on Product in order to filter the 26 entries, the filter reports
> Base SAS(3)
> SAS/GRAPH ODS Graphics Editor(1)
>Thus, when a product filter is applied, we are only able to
>find 7 of the 26 references to DSD in the documentation. This
>is not good!
>I actually prefer the implementation of online documentation for
>SAS version 9.1.3 rather than the online documentation for 9.2.
>Search filters can be applied before an initial search is executed.
>When I search for DSD in the 9.1.3 documentation, I find 14 hits
>which are in:
> SAS Language Reference: Dictionary(7)
> SAS Language Reference: Concepts(2)
> Base SAS Procedures Guide(2)
> SAS Companion for Microsoft Windows(1)
> Application Dispatcher(1)
> SAS Output Delivery System Guide(1)
>When a filter is applied to search just the named volume, the
>number of hits is consistent with what is shown above. There
>is a little quirk that is a bit annoying in that when you
>initially select "Base SAS Procedures Guide", all base SAS
>documentation is initially selected. In order to restrict
>a search to the "Base SAS Procedures Guide", you have to
>remove the 14 additional volumes that are initially
>highlighted for the search by a Control-Left mouse button
>click on each of the volumes to remove.
>The 9.1.3 documentation is available at
>Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
>Ph: (206) 667-2926
>Fax: (206) 667-5977
>--- On Fri, 1/7/11, T J <tj_noreply@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
>> From: T J <tj_noreply@YAHOO.COM>
>> Subject: Re: Frustration With SAS - My Vote for most poorly
implemented Programming Language "Feature"
>> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Date: Friday, January 7, 2011, 9:18 AM
>> Hello Art and Nat,
>> Thanks for your posts.
>> I tried to search the key word "DSD" both on the
>> 1) SAS9.2 help file on my PC
>> 2) the online help on SAS.com(see below link)
>> From 1) I got 19 entries and from 2) I got 26. Most of the entries are
>> from BASE SAS and they do match up pretty good with SAS.com has a few
>> more items.
>> But, in 2), if I limit the PRODUCT to "BASE SAS", only 3 items remain. A
>> large portion of the entries are gone even though I believe they belong
>> to BASE.
>> Thank for the help,