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Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS 9.4 by SAS Institute

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Selecting a SAS Processing Mode

Processing Modes and Categories

Overview of Processing Modes and Categories

All four modes that you can use to run SAS belong to one of two categories:
  • foreground processing
  • background processing
The following figure shows the four different modes and the processing types that they belong to. As your processing requirements change, you might find it helpful to change from one processing mode to another.
Figure 40.1 Modes of Running SAS during Foreground or Background Processing
Modes of Running SAS during Foreground or Background Processing

Understanding Foreground Processing

Foreground processing includes all the ways that you can run SAS in except batch ...

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