Ending Your SAS Session

You can end your SAS session using several methods, including:
  • selecting Close from the control menu of the main SAS window
  • selecting Cancel in the Status window. This window appears when you are running in batch mode.
  • double-clicking on the control menu of the main SAS window, or clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the main SAS window
  • issuing the BYE or ENDSAS command from a SAS command line
  • submitting an ENDSAS statement
  • closing the SAS session from the Task List by selecting the session process (the process name differs depending on how you started SAS) and selecting End Task
  • selecting Exit SAS from the File menu in the main SAS window menu bar
  • selecting Exit from the File pop-up menu
  • pressing the Alt+F4 accelerator-key combination that is defined by Windows.
If SAS terminates with errors, the SAS log might contain error messages that explain the failure. Any error message that SAS issues before the SAS log is initialized are written to the MSG window if it is available or to the SAS console log, which is a Windows file. Under Windows, the SAS console log is typically located in c:\Users\user ID\AppData. You can obtain the location and filename for the SAS console log from the Application Event Log. To open the application Event Log, submit eventvwr from the Run dialog box and under Windows or newer operating environments, expand the Windows Logs category and click Application.