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SAS 9.4 Language Reference, 6th Edition by SAS Institute

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About SAS®9
provides version and release information about SAS.
Click Help in Individual SAS Windows
When you open a SAS window, you can press the HELP key (usually F1) from your
keyboard to display information about that window.
List of SAS Windows and Window Commands
The basic SAS windows consist of the Explorer, Results, Program Editor, Enhanced
Editor (Windows operating environment), Log, and Output windows. However, there are
more than 30 other windows to help you with such tasks as printing and fine-tuning your
SAS session.
The following table lists all portable SAS windows, window descriptions, and the
commands that open the windows.
Table 16.1 List of SAS Windows, Descriptions, and Window Commands
Window Name Description Window Commands
Documents Displays your ODS documents
in a hierarchical tree structure.
ODSDOCUMENTS
Edit Scheme Enables you to change the
default colors in edit windows.
SYNCONFIG
Explorer Provides a central access point
to data such as catalogs,
libraries, data sets, and host
files.
ACCESS, BUILD,
CATALOG, DIR,
EXPLORER, FILENAME,
LIBNAME, V6CAT,
V6DIR, V6FILENAME,
V6LIBNAME
Explorer Options Enables you to add or delete
file types, change or add pop-
up menu items, select folders
that appear in the Explorer, and
display member details.
DMEXPOPTS
File Shortcut Assignment Assigns a file shortcut to a file
using a graphical user
interface.
DMFILEASSIGN
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Window Name Description Window Commands
Find Enables you to search for an
expression in a SAS library.
EXPFIND
Select Font
(operating-environment
specific)
Enables you to select a font,
font style, and font size.
DLGFONT
FOOTNOTES Enables you to enter, browse,
and modify footnotes for
output.
FOOTNOTES
FSBROWSE Enables you to select a data set
for browsing.
FSBROWSE
FSEDIT Enables you to select a data set
to be processed by the FSEDIT
procedure.
FSEDIT
FSFORM Enables you to customize a
form for sending output to the
printer.
FSFORM formname
FSLETTER Enables you to edit or create
catalog entries.
FSLETTER
FSLIST Enables you to browse external
files in a SAS session.
FSLIST
FSVIEW Enables you to browse, edit, or
create a SAS data set,
displaying the data set as a
table with rows and columns.
FSVIEW
HELP Displays help information
about SAS.
HELP
KEYS Enables you to browse, alter,
and save function key settings.
KEYS
Log Displays messages and SAS
statements for the current SAS
session.
LOG
Metabase Accesses the SAS/EIS
Metabase Facility to register
data, to copy data registrations,
and to create, delete, or edit
repository files.
METABASE
Metadata Browser Opens the Metadata Server
Configuration dialog box.
METABROWSE
(not available on z/OS)
List of SAS Windows and Window Commands 371
Window Name Description Window Commands
Metafind Enables you to search for
metadata objects in repositories
by using Uniform Resource
Identifiers (URIs).
METAFIND
Metadata Server Connections Enables you to import, export,
add, remove, reorder, and test
metadata server connections.
METACON
New Library Enables you to create a new
SAS library and assign a libref.
DMLIBASSIGN
NOTEPAD Enables you to create and store
notepads of text.
NOTEPAD, NOTE,
FILEPAD filename
Options (SAS system
options)
Enables you to view and
change some SAS system
options.
OPTIONS
Output Displays procedure output in
listing format.
OUTPUT, OUT, LISTING,
LIST, LST
Page Setup Enables you to specify page
setup options that apply to
Universal Printing jobs.
DMPAGESETUP
Password Enables you to edit, assign, or
clear passwords for a particular
data set.
SETPASSWORD (followed
by a two-level data set
name)
Preferences
(operating-environment
specific)
Enables you to set or edit SAS
system preferences.
DLGPREF
Print Enables you to print the
content of an active SAS
window through Universal
Printing.
DMPRINT
Print Setup Enables you to change your
default printer, create or edit a
printer definition, or delete a
printer definition for Universal
Printing.
DMPRTSETUP
Program Editor Enables you to enter, edit, and
submit SAS statements and
save source files.
PROGRAM, PGM
Properties Shows details that are
associated with the current data
set.
VAR libref.SAS-data-set,
V6VAR libref.SAS-data-set
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