Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:30:13 -0600
Reply-To: Kevin Myers <kmyers1@CLEARWIRE.NET>
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From: Kevin Myers <kmyers1@CLEARWIRE.NET>
Subject: Old Style (non-ODS) SAS/Graph Output in SAS 9.3
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Recently I upgraded to SAS 9.3 and many of my old SAS/Graph programs stopped working correctly due to the change in default output to ODS. More specifically, the output had been formatted very carefully using old style (non-ODS) SAS/Graph output from PROC GPLOT, and the formatting is completely different under ODS. Also, I have another related problem in that many of my programs generate literally hundreds of plots, and I need to be able to clear these plots from my SAS session before generating additional output. Techniques that I previously used for this purpose (e.g. deleting the Results window items) no longer remove previously generated output from the HTML output window under ODS.
1. So that I can continue to get my job done until I have time to convert these programs, how can I force SAS/Graph to generate old-style, non-ODS output? I tried various ODS commands that I thought should do this, and they seemed to have no effect. Obviously I must have been doing something wrong...
2. How can I delete previously generated SAS/Graph ODS HTML output within a single SAS session, so that I can view new output without having to scroll through all of the old output first?
3. How can I use ODS to more closely simulate old SAS/Graph output formatting?
Personally I am very frustrated with my attempts to use ODS for SAS/Graph output so far. I'm sure this is mostly due to a lack of any education/training on the subject. But I'm kind of thinking that if it requires that much training, then it really isn't very user friendly or easy to use...
Any tips/help appreciated.