How to Display the
Component Description
Inventory tree Displays by default. Displays metadata for objects
that are registered on the
current metadata server, such
as tables and libraries.
Metadata can be accessed in
folders that group metadata by
type, such as Table, Library,
and so on. For more
information, see “Inventory
Tree” on page 625.
Transformations tree Displays by default. Displays transformations that
can be dragged and dropped
into SAS Data Integration
Studio jobs. For more
information, see “Overview of
Transformations” on page 32.
Basic Properties pane Select View ð Basic
Properties from the desktop.
Displays the basic properties of
an object selected in a tree
Checkouts tree Displays automatically when
you are working under
change management.
Displays metadata that has
been checked out for update, as
well as any new metadata that
has not been checked in. For
more information, see
“Checkouts Tree” on page 615.
View Data Windows
View Data Window
The View Data window is available in the tree views on the desktop and in process
flows in the Job Editor. It works in two modes: browse and edit. The browse mode
enables you to view the data displayed in a SAS table or view, in an external file, in a
temporary output table displayed in a process flow diagram, or in a DBMS table or view
that is part of a SAS library for DBMS data stores. The table, view, or external file must
be registered and must exist in physical storage.
Use the edit mode to perform simple editing operations on the data in the View Data
window. For example, you can overwrite the data in a cell, copy and paste rows of data,
and delete data. You can even create completely new tables. However, this editing mode
is enabled only on SAS tables that are stored in a Base SAS engine library that is
assigned to a SAS Workspace Server.
The View Data window typically uses the metadata for a data store to format the data for
display. Accordingly, the View Data window can be used to verify that the metadata for
a data store is appropriate for use in the intended job. If the window does not correctly
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display the data in the selected data store, then you might have to update the
corresponding metadata before you use it in a job.
The following display shows a typical View Data window.
Display A1.13 View Data Window
The title bar in the View Data window displays the name of the object that is being
viewed and the total number of rows. If a column has a description, the description
displays in the column heading in the View Data window. Otherwise, the physical name
of the column displays in the column heading. A round icon to the left of the name
indicates that the column is numeric, and a pyramid-shaped icon to the left of the name
indicates that the column contains character data.
To customize the data view displayed in the View Data window, right-click on a column
name, row number, or table cell. Then, select an appropriate option from the pop-up
menu. To display Help for the View Data window, press F1.
View File Window
Use the View File window to display the raw contents of an external file. Unlike the
View Data window, the View File window does not use SAS metadata to format the
contents of the corresponding external file. It reads the structure of the external file
directly and displays the data accordingly.
The external file must exist in physical storage. You cannot use the View File window to
view an external file that is accessed with user-written code.
The following display shows a typical View File window.
Display A1.14 View File Window
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