For all preproduction features, please read the disclaimer below.
Be aware that any preproduction features can change in later releases. Always check the current documentation for the most up-to-date information about production supported features.
The ODS LAYOUT destination is preproduction for SAS 9.0 through SAS 9.3. Here are some papers and other resources:
The OVERRIDE= option in the COPY statement of the DATASETS procedure is preproduction in SAS 9.3, and production beginning with the second maintenance release of SAS 9.3. The option can override the output data set options OUTREP= and ENCODING= from the input data set.
The custom report writing (updated March 2009) capabilities are also more commonly referred to as DATA _NULL_ report writing, which has long been an integral part of the SAS reporting solution. The ODS Report Writing Interface is intended to fully embrace ODS features, provide pixel-perfect placement capabilities, and take advantage of the rich programming features from the DATA step. This feature is preproduction in SAS 9.1.3 and later releases. Several bug fixes were made in the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2. If you are using this feature in SAS 9.2, upgrading to the third maintenance release is strongly recommended.
This facility can automatically create graphics from statistical procedures. This facility, referred to as ODS Statistical Graphics (or ODS Graphics for short), is preproduction in SAS 9.1. In SAS 9.2 and later, ODS Graphics is production, and over 50 procedures in SAS/STAT, SAS/ETS, SAS/QC, and Base SAS have been modified to use it. See the online documentation for your product.
These new ODS RTF Features, preproduction for SAS 9.1, give you more control over the formatting and table of contents. Try out the features and send us feedback.
See the Universal Printing resources for preliminary documentation about using TrueType fonts, which are portable across operating environments and support a wide range of international characters.
With in-line formatting, you can insert formatting and text when you use an escape character. This is preproduction for SAS 8.2 through SAS 9.1 and might be production for SAS 9.2.
Universal Printing is preproduction in Release 8.0 and production in Release 8.1. It replaces the XPRINTER technology previously used on UNIX releases of SAS Software.
Visit the Scalability and Performance Community for more information about the ARM macros, which are preproduction in Version 8 and production in SAS 9. The ARM API is an industry standard tool for measuring the performance of your applications. SAS Software provides an interface to Version 1 of the ARM specification. See also ARM Working Group.