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Using the Main SAS Windows
You use the following windows to explore and manage your files, to enter and submit SAS programs, to view
messages, and to view and manage your output.

Use this window ...

To ...


view your SAS files
create new libraries and SAS files
perform most file management tasks such as moving, copying, and deleting
create shortcuts to files that were not created with SAS

enhanced Editor (code editing

enter, edit, and submit SAS programs
The enhanced Editor window is available only in the Windows
operating environment.

Program Editor (code editing

enter, edit, and submit SAS programs


view messages about your SAS session and about any SAS programs that
you submit


browse output from SAS programs


navigate and manage output from SAS programs
view, save, and print individual items of output

Features of SAS Windows
SAS windows have many features that help you get your work done. For example, you can
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By default. Using This Window is task-oriented help for the active window. concepts. File shortcuts are stored in the File Shortcuts folder in the Explorer window. Getting Help As you begin working in SAS. Sasuser. and submit a file. icons. be sure to take advantage of the different types of online help that are available from the Help menu. You also specify an engine. browse. and toolbars dock and undock windows in the Windows and OS/2 environments get more help customize toolbars. and so on.Using the Programming Workspace . you can create file shortcuts to those programs. However. Creating SAS Libraries SAS files are stored in libraries. SAS on the Web provides links to information including Technical Support. the pointer is deleted. (In SAS. Version 8.. you can use this menu to show or hide details and a tree view. SAS defines several libraries for you (including Sashelp. After defining a library. including file formats from other software vendors. examples. You can use a file shortcut to open. you can manage SAS files within Selected Menus (as displayed in the Windows operating environment) Select items from this menu . Frequently Asked Questions. For example. Using SAS Solutions and Tools Along with windows for working with your SAS files and SAS programs. procedures. Selecting Learning SAS programming enables you to create data that is used in online training courses. You can access many of these tools by using the Solutions and Tools menus. and Sample Programs. If you have Internet access. and SAS no longer has access to the directory. you can create libraries with various engines that enable you to read different file formats. applications.htm[6/4/2016 9:28:38 PM] . which is a set of internal instructions that SAS uses for writing to and reading from files in a library. pop-up menus. You can also define additional libraries. SAS Help and Documentation is a complete guide to syntax. and Work). if you use particular SAS programs often. the contents of the library still exist in your operating environment.umd. To define a library. and displays SAS OnlineTutor if you have a site license. When you define a library.. you indicate the location of your SAS files to SAS. Getting Started tutorials are listed under Help for products where they are available. SAS provides a set of ready-to-use solutions. you assign a library name to it and specify a path (such as a directory). Creating and Using File Shortcuts You can create a file shortcut to any type of file. When you delete a SAS library. both documentation and SAS OnlineTutor are located under Books and Training. and tools.24 of 26 use pull-down menus. From the Explorer window. open main SAS windows.. To . pop-up menus. Depending on your operating environment.. http://jpsmonline. and what's new.

edu/SASOnlineTutor/sot12/en/60476/m3/m3_24. access ready-to-use solutions and applications. http://jpsmonline. submit and recall SAS programming statements in the Program Editor window.Using the Programming Workspace .htm[6/4/2016 9:28:38 PM] .24 of 26 submit SAS programming statements in the enhanced Editor window.umd.

htm[6/4/2016 9:28:38 PM] .24 of 26 access commonly used SAS tools. (In the z/OS and CMS environments. or you can turn docking off completely in the Preferences dialog box. Points to Remember To open a pop-up menu in the z/OS or CMS operating environments. you can select Window Docked to undock the active window. click the split bar. To simulate a You can resize many SAS windows by dragging the edge of the window. You can also customize your SAS workspace and set options. click the window border.Using the Programming Workspace . (In the z/OS and CMS environments.) http://jpsmonline. get more help. You can specify a function key to open pop-up menus. Select Tools wpopup as a function key setting. then click the desired location. Options Keys and type In the Windows and OS/2 environments. then click the desired location. type ? in the selection field beside the item in the Explorer window.umd.) You can resize the left and right panes of the Explorer window by clicking and dragging the split bar between the two panes. type S in the selection field beside the item.

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