SAS under Windows enables you to complete your data and computation tasks in SAS while integrating with the Windows applications that are already in place on your desktop and within your enterprise. SAS supports information sharing through Windows tools and techniques.
|SAS Default Directory Path|
The default directory path where SAS is installed has changed. The C:\Program Files\SAS directory is now the root location for all of the SAS products that you install. In previous versions of SAS, the directory path was C:\Program Files\SAS\SAS X.X. The directory path is now C:\Program Files\SAS\SASFoundation\9.2. This path maps to the !SASROOT directory that is used in this document.
Information was added about Word Tips that help you understand abbreviations that you add.
The following information was added and enhanced regarding the migration of SAS software.
Differences between 32-bit SAS for Windows and 64-bit SAS for Windows are clarified.
Short extensions are now included in Windows File Extensions and their corresponding SAS Member Types table.
References are now included in Using SAS Files from Other Versions with SAS 9.2 for Windows to the SAS Migration focus area at support.sas.com/migration.
Starting with SAS 9.1, you can now use the MIGRATE procedure to migrate a SAS library from a previous release. You are now warned not to use the CPORT and CIMPORT procedures when you are regressing a SAS file to a previous release.
New references to cross-release compatibility are included in the Migration focus area at support.sas.com/migration.
|Support for Windows Versions|
The following are new:
Windows Vista x64. Home editions are not supported.
In the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2, support for Windows 7 x64 is new.
Windows Server 2008 EPIC (Itanium).
Windows Server 2008 R2 EPIC (Itanium).
Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2008 are not supported.
|Running SAS in Batch Mode|
Information about running SAS in batch mode was added to the document.
|SAS Disk Cleanup Handler Utility|
The SAS Disk Cleanup Handler Utility is new. The SAS Disk Cleanup Handler will search for and clean any temporary files or directories that were generated by SAS. The SAS Disc Cleanup Handler Utility cleans directories such as SAS Work and SAS_util directories as well. SAS Disk Cleanup Handler is a COM hook into the Microsoft Disk Cleanup Handler (cleanmgr.exe).
|Recovery Information If SAS Does Not Start|
Information has been added to the What If SAS Does Not Start? section to recover if SAS does not start, if the screen appears and then disappears, or if SAS is very slow.
|SAS Logging Facility|
Information about the SAS Logging Facility has been added to the document.
Information about remote browsing has been added to the document.
|Reformatting SPSS Files|
Information about reformatting SPSS files has been added to the document.
|SAS Language Elements|
The ICON command has two new arguments: ON and OFF.
The SGIO data set option
Options FILE SIZE and DATE MODIFIED were added to the FINFO function.
The following statements was modified:
In the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2, the INFILE statement's option TERMSTR values: CRLF, LF were modified. NL was replaced with CR.
The automatic macro variable, SYSSCPL, has several new values. The SYSSCPL variable returns the name of the specific Windows environment that you are using.
Information was added to the MEMSIZE system option to specify the total amount of memory that is available to each SAS session.
In the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2, information was modified to the SASINITIALFOLDER to clarify the open OPEN and CLOSE dialog boxes and current folder.
The following system options are new: