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Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET by Chris Hemedinger

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Performing Other Cool Tricks

These two tasks contain several useful techniques that you can use in other tasks, including:

  • Check the version of SAS so that you can conditionally enable features.
  • Execute SAS language functions and retrieve the return values.
  • Parse SAS log output to highlight errors and warnings.

This chapter doesn't address all of the techniques used in these tasks. You can study the project to learn more about the additional techniques that interest you.

Checking the Version of SAS

The SAS System Options Viewer task provides information about several aspects of SAS system options, including the value of each option at system start-up time. However, you can retrieve this information only if you have SAS 9.3 or later. Therefore, ...

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