The following features are new or enhanced for SAS 9.2:
SAS 9.2 is supported on the OpenVMS 8.3 for HP Integrity Servers operating environment.
The SAS Remote Browser displays HTML documents in the Web browser on your computer.
The Work library name is unique for each SAS session. SAS appends the time that it started to the Work library name.
SAS commands, functions, and statements support new record lengths and command-line lengths.
|The SAS Remote Browser|
The SAS Remote Browser displays the following HTML documents in the default Web browser on your local computer:
URLs that are specified in the WBROWSE command
ODS HTML, PDF, and RTF output
By displaying these HTML documents locally, you have faster access to the documentation. In addition, you free resources on the SAS server that were used by Netscape. You configure remote browsing using the HELPBROWSER=, HELPHOST= and HELPPORT= system options.
For more information, see Viewing Output and Help in the SAS Remote Browser.
|Update to the CONCUR Engine|
Beginning with SAS 9.2, phase 2, the CONCUR engine reads only SAS data sets that are aligned by data type. Data sets that were created with the CONCUR engine before SAS 9.2, phase 2, are unaligned. These data sets must be aligned to be read e CONCUR engine in SAS 9.2, phase 2, or later. For more information, see Reading Aligned and Unaligned Data Sets.
|SAS Language Elements|
The following command has been enhanced:
The X command accepts the new maximum OpenVMS command-line length of 4,096 characters.
The following functions have been enhanced:
The RENAME function now runs on all operating environments. For OpenVMS, the RENAME function renames a file, not a data set, when the current filename and the new filename are the only two arguments for the function.
The RECFM=N host option for the FILENAME function documents the maximum number of bytes (8,192) that can be read at one time from a binary file with no record boundaries.
The following procedure has been renamed:
The VAXTOAXP procedure has been renamed VAXTOINTEG.
The following statements have been enhanced:
The default value of the LRECL= host option for the FILE, FILENAME, %INCLUDE, and INFILE statements is the value of the new LRECL= system option.
The RECFM=N host option for the FILE, FILENAME, %INCLUDE, and INFILE statements documents the maximum number of bytes (8,192) that can be read at one time from a binary file with no record boundaries.
The following system option is new:
The HELPHOST system option specifies the name of the local computer where the SAS Remote Browser displays HTML pages.
The following system options have been enhanced:
The FULLSTIMER system option displays additional statistics in the SAS log.
When the NOXCMD system option is specified, several SAS statements, functions, and macros cannot be used.
The following system options are no longer specific to OpenVMS; see these system options in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary:
The following system options are obsolete: