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Introduction to the SAS Windowing Environment

List of SAS Windows and Window Commands

The basic SAS windows consist of the Explorer, Results, Program Editor, Enhanced Editor (Windows operating environment), Log, and Output windows, but there are more than thirty other windows to help you with such tasks as printing and fine-tuning your SAS session.

The following table lists all portable SAS windows, window descriptions, and the commands that open the windows.

List of SAS Windows, Descriptions, and Window Commands
Window Name Description Window Commands
Documents Displays your ODS Documents in a hierarchical tree structure. ODSDOCUMENTS
Explorer Provides a central access point to data such as catalogs, libraries, data sets and host files. ACCESS, BUILD, CATALOG, DIR, EXPLORER, FILENAME, LIBNAME, V6CAT, V6DIR, V6FILENAME, V6LIBNAME
Explorer Options Enables you to add or delete file types, change or add pop-up menu items, select folders that appear in the Explorer, and display member details. DMEXPOPTS
File Shortcut Assignment Assigns a file shortcut to a file using a graphical user interface. DMFILEASSIGN
Find Enables you to search for an expression in a SAS library. EXPFIND
FOOTNOTES Enables you to enter, browse, and modify footnotes for output. FOOTNOTES
FSBrowse Enables you to select a data set for browsing. FSBROWSE
FSEdit Enables you to select a data set to be processed by the FSEDIT procedure. FSEDIT
FSForm Enables you to customize a form for sending output to the printer. FSFORM formname
FSLetter Enables you to edit or create catalog entries. FSLETTER
FSList Enables you to browse external files in a SAS session. FSLIST
FSView Enables you to browse, edit, or create a SAS data set, displaying the data set as a table with rows and columns. FSVIEW
Help Displays help information about SAS. HELP
Keys Enables you to browse, alter, and save function key settings. KEYS
Log Displays messages and SAS statements for the current SAS session. LOG
Metafind Enables you to search for metadata objects in repositories by using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). METAFIND
Metadata Server Connections Enables you to import, export, add, remove, reorder, and test metadata server connections. METACON
New Library Enables you to create a new SAS library and assign a libref. DMLIBASSIGN
NOTEPAD Enables you to create and store notepads of text. NOTEPAD, NOTE, FILEPAD filename
Options (SAS system options) Enables you to view and change some SAS system options. OPTIONS
Output Displays procedure output in listing format. OUTPUT, OUT, LISTING, LIST, LST
Page Setup Enables you to specify page setup options that apply to Universal Printing jobs. DMPAGESETUP
Password Enables you to edit, assign, or clear passwords for a particular data set. SETPASSWORD (followed by a two-level data set name)
Print Enables you to print the content of an active SAS window through Universal Printing. DMPRINT
Program Editor Enables you to enter, edit, and submit SAS statements and save source files. PROGRAM, PGM
Properties Shows details that are associated with the current data set. VAR libref.SAS-data-set, V6VAR libref.SAS-data-set
Registry Editor Enables you to edit the SAS registry and to customize aspects of the SAS windowing environment. REGEDIT
Results Lists the procedure output that is produced by SAS. ODSRESULTS
SAS/AF Displays windowing applications that are created by SAS/AF software. AF, AFA
SAS/ASSIST Displays the primary menu of SAS/ASSIST software, which simplifies the use of SAS. ASSIST
SASCOLOR Enables you to change default colors for the different window elements in your SAS windows. SASCOLOR
SQL QUERY Enables you to build, run, and save queries without being familiar with Structured Query Language (SQL). QUERY
System Options Enables you to change SAS system option settings. OPTIONS
Templates Enables you to browse and edit template source code. ODSTEMPLATES
TITLES Enables you to enter, browse, and modify titles for output. TITLES
VIEWTABLE Enables you to browse, edit, or create tables (data sets). VIEWTABLE, VT

Note:   Some additional SAS windows that are specific to your operating environment might also be available. Refer to the SAS documentation for your operating environment for more information.  [cautionend]

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