Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 09:15:54 -0600
Reply-To: Frank Schiffel <SchifF@MAIL.HEALTH.STATE.MO.US>
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From: Frank Schiffel <SchifF@MAIL.HEALTH.STATE.MO.US>
Subject: Re: ENDSAS in PC SAS
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you might want to look at the pulldown menu in PC SAS and select the interrupt current SAS job and click on that.
>>> <dkb@CIX.COMPULINK.CO.UK> 11/3/99 2:24:36 AM >>>
Richard Hoskins asks:
> Then how does one end a SAS program without shutting SAS down completely,
> that is, just stop processing?
> It is kind annoying that when you want to stop processing you actually lost
> everything due to the exit of SAS. Someone suggested to use 'quit' but it
> won't work.
> In the mainframe environment it doesn't make this problem since it is just the
> time for you to look at .LOG or .LIS by editor hosted in the platforms. But in
> PC SAS, the viewing editor is right in the SAS. Furthermore, when you re-enter
> the SAS, you have nothing resulted from the job you submitted!
> I suspect that this was a SAS design neglection on the special PC environment
> because SAS was initially developed for mainframe use. Am I right?
Are these serious questions? If you have an interactive session, no matter what the
platform, you just submit the data and/or proc steps you want to run, and they run
until they stop processing, and SAS doesn't shut down unless you tell it to. If you
have a batch program, no matter what the platform, it will close down (like any
other batch job) when the program is complete. There is no real difference in
behaviour between the various platforms, but there is a difference between
interactive and batch work on any platform.