SAS/AF has the following changes and enhancements:
The V6GUIMODE system option enables mainframe z/OS customers to use the SAS 6 style of selection list windows. For more information, see the SAS Companion for z/OS.
Long format and informat names are supported in SAS/AF, SAS/FSP, SCL, and the VIEWTABLE window. Data that is displayed with the VIEWTABLE window will be formatted, and SAS/AF methods and SCL functions will no longer truncate format and informat names.
The Variable Values List Model no longer automatically closes an associated data set when you destroy the model or set the dataSet attribute to missing (variableValuesList1.dataset='';). Instead, you must manually close such data sets using the _close method.
Failure to properly close a data set with the _close method can result in the Variable Values List Model maintaining a Read lock on the data set. This can result in a contention error when you need exclusive access to a data set (for example, when you want to recreate the data set or use PROC SORT on it).