Release Notes

Release Notes

The following release notes pertain to SAS/IML® Studio 14.1:

  • For a complete list of new features in this release of SAS/IML Studio, see the SAS/IML Studio online Help: Help → Help Topics. The following list highlights a few new features:

    • The IMLPlus language supports the experimental PACKAGE statement. A package consists of SAS/IML source code, documentation, data sets, and sample programs. Packages are a convenient way for programmers to download and install functions that extend the functionality of SAS/IML software.

    • The IMLPlus and SAS workspaces support keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+/ and CTL+SHIFT+/) for inserting and removing comments around multiple program statements.

  • SAS/IML Studio includes documentation for Base SAS 9.4, SAS/IML 14.1, and SAS/STAT 14.1. See for current versions of SAS documentation.

  • If you need to open a data set that contains Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters, it is important that you configure the "Regional and Language Options" in the Windows Control Panel for the appropriate country. It is not necessary to change the Windows setting called "Language for non-Unicode programs," which is also referred to as the system locale.

  • The SAS/IML Studio user interface is available in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. When you run SAS/IML Studio on a Windows system configured for a language other than English, you can still use English fonts by defining the IMLStudio_ForceEnglishUI environment variable. For more information, refer to the "Configuration" section of the chapter "The IML Studio Enviroment" in the SAS/IML Studio online Help.

  • SAS/IML Studio uses the Microsoft Access Database Engine to import Microsoft Excel worksheets. The 32-bit edition of SAS/IML Studio requires the 32-bit edition of the Access Database Engine. Similarly, the 64-bit edition of SAS/IML Studio requires the 64-bit edition of the Access Database Engine.

    Windows does not permit you to install the 32-bit and the 64-bit editions of Access Database Engine at the same time. If your Windows system does not have the appropriate edition of Access Database Engine installed, you will be unable to import Microsoft Excel worksheets by using the Open File dialog box or the IMLPlus method DataObject.CreateFromExcelFile. In this situation, you should use the IMPORT procedure, which is part of SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files.