The Command Line
The command line is located to the left of the toolbar. In the command line, you can
enter commands, such as those that open SAS windows and those that retrieve help
The following is an example of a command that opens the SASCOLOR window:
Figure 16.13 Example of the Command Line
Figure 16.14 The SASCOLOR Window
Getting Help in SAS
Type Help in the Command Line
When you enter Help in the command line, help for the active window is displayed.
When you enter Help <item> (for example, Help footnote), you can access help
for the item that you entered. The following window is displayed when you enter
footnote in the command line of a SAS session:
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Figure 16.15 Results of Using Help in the Command Line of a SAS Session
Related items are displayed, along with the documents that contain the information.
Click a topic to view Help for that item.
Open the Help Menu from the Toolbar
When you open the Help menu, you can select from the following choices:
Using This Window
opens a Help system window that describes the current active window.
SAS Help and Documentation
opens the SAS Help and Documentation system. Help is available for Base SAS and
other SAS products that are installed on your system. You can find information by
clicking an item in the table of contents or by searching for the item and then
clicking the results.
Getting Started with SAS Software
opens the Getting Started with SAS tutorial. This is a good way to learn the basics of
how to use SAS.
Learning SAS Programming
enables you to use SAS online training if you have an online training license. The
software provides 50–60 hours of instruction for beginning as well as experienced
SAS programmers.
SAS on the web
provides links to the SAS website where you can do the following:
Contact Technical Support.
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