AUTOSCROLL Command: Windows

Specifies how often the Log and Output windows scroll to display output.

Windows specifics: default values


AUTOSCROLL <number-of-lines | PAGE | MAX>


Under Windows, the default value for the AUTOSCROLL command in the OUTPUT window is 0 (meaning that no output is written to that window while statements are executing, which provides the best performance). The default value for the LOG window is half the number of lines of the LOG window when SAS is started.
Scrolling can increase the length of time that SAS takes to run your program. The less scrolling that the LOG and OUTPUT windows have to do, the faster that your program runs.
You can also set scrolling options in the Preferences dialog box Advanced page.

See Also

“AUTOSCROLL Command” in the SAS Help and Documentation