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System Options under OpenVMS

INITSTMT= System Option: OpenVMS

Specifies a SAS statement that is to be executed after any statements in the autoexec file and before any statements from the SYSIN file.
Default: none
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation, VMS_SAS_OPTIONS DCL symbol
Alias: IS=
Category: Environment control: Initialization and operation
OpenVMS specifics: valid values for statement(s)
See: INITSTMT= System Option in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary





specifies any SAS statement or statements. The value for statement(s) must be enclosed in double quotation marks.


To conform to the OpenVMS command line syntax, the value for this option must be enclosed in double quotation marks. The quotation marks enable you to preserve case, as well as to specify a compound statement. Any value that is enclosed in single quotation marks is resolved as a symbol by OpenVMS before it is processed by SAS. If no symbol exists for the specified value, unexpected results might occur.

Note:   Placing single quotation marks inside double quotation marks might not create the effect that you want. To preserve the case of the characters, enclose strings in double quotation marks.  [cautionend]

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