What's New

About This Document

What's New in SAS 9.2 gives you a quick, convenient overview of new functionality, enhanced features, and new products that you might use in SAS 9.2. This document is a compilation of all the What's New topics for products that ship with a SAS release. It also contains What's New topics for several SAS products that ship on top of SAS 9.2. This document does not contain What's New topics for SAS products that have secure documentation. For more information about those SAS products, contact your SAS consultant.

The What's New documentation is cumulative and is updated whenever there is an update of a SAS product, so you should review the What's New topics for your products whenever you receive a product update. In general, the What's New topic for each product contains all of the features and enhancements in the SAS 9.2 release. For example, the "What's New in SAS 9.2 Procedures" topic contains features and enhancements for SAS 9.2, the second maintenance release for SAS 9.2, and the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2. Features and enhancements that were part of a maintenance release are clearly labeled. (For more information about maintenance releases, see http://support.sas.com/software/maintenance/.)

Some SAS products (such as SAS Enterprise Miner) use their own product release numbers. For these products, What's New topics for all product releases that shipped on top of SAS 9.2 are included in What's New in SAS 9.2. For example, this document contains the What's New topics for SAS Enterprise Miner 6.1 and the SAS Enterprise Miner 6.1 maintenance release.

All of the What's New topics in What's New in SAS 9.2 are also available in the product documentation. For example, the "What's New for SAS Language Reference" topic is available in the SAS Language Reference: Dictionary. For more information about a specific new feature or enhancement, see the product documentation in the following locations:

To view the What's New documentation for previous releases of SAS, see http://support.sas.com/documentation/whatsnew.