Specifying a Destination

For creation of ODS graphs, a valid ODS destination must be active. In Windows and UNIX operating environments, when the ODS Graphics procedures are executed in the SAS Windowing environment, HTML is the default destination. The default destination for batch mode is LISTING.
Take care when closing the HTML destination.
If you close this destination and do not open another destination, then no destinations are open.
You can use ODS destination statement options to specify where you want your output to be displayed and where you want your image files to be stored.
These options are specified on ODS destination statements, using the following form:
ODS destination <option(s);>
The ODS HTML statement below specifies the following:
  • the name of the output file
  • the folder where images are stored
  • the style to be used
For the complete program, see Controlling Graphics with the ODS GRAPHICS Statement.
ods html file="BoxPlot-Body.html"
 gpath="C:\myfiles\images" style=journal;

... SAS statements ...
The output is written to the file BoxPlot-Body.html. Images created by the output are stored in the folder "C:\myfiles\images". The STYLE= option changes the style from HTMLBlue.Styles to Journal.Styles. For more information about changing the appearance of your graphics, see Controlling the Appearance of Your Graphs.
If you do not specify a filename for your output, then SAS provides a default file that is determined by the ODS destination. You can check the SAS log to verify the name of the file in which your output is saved.
When the procedures are executed in the SAS Windowing environment, if you do not specify a directory for the file, the file is saved in the directory that corresponds to your SAS Work library. The default directory for batch mode is the SAS current directory.
You can verify the location of the current SAS Work library by opening the Libraries folder in the SAS Explorer window. Right-click Work and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
For a table that lists ODS destinations and the formatted output that results from each destination, see Understanding ODS Destinations in SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide.
Graphs rendered to the LISTING destination are not automatically displayed in the output window. To view these graphs, go to the Results window and select the desired graph to view.
You can also specify some appearance options for the graphics output such as image DPI, width, height, and style. For more information, see Using the ODS GRAPHICS Statement.

See Also

Understanding ODS Destinations in SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide
Dictionary of ODS Language Statements in SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide