Chapter 14: Take Command with System Commands

About This Task

Example Source Files and Information

Building a Task That Runs Commands

The Structure of This Task

Implementing a Task with ISASTaskExecution

Chapter Summary

When experienced SAS users use SAS Enterprise Guide for the first time, they are sometimes surprised by some SAS features that no longer work how they used to. For example, SAS programs that used to escape out to the system shell to run system commands no longer work that way.

This isn't necessarily a problem with SAS Enterprise Guide. It is a by-product of the topology of a client/server architecture. When you run your processes in SAS Enterprise Guide, your system shell might not be on the same machine as your SAS process. ...

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