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SAS® 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243272D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
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SAS® 9.1

Companion for OpenVMS Alpha

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS ® 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-211-X
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P A R T 1 Running SAS under OpenVMS 1

Chapter 1

4 Introduction to the OpenVMS Operating Environment 3

What Is the OpenVMS Operating Environment? 4
Access to OpenVMS 4

Basics of the OpenVMS File System 6

OpenVMS Filenames 8
OpenVMS File Types 12

OpenVMS File Types Used by SAS 12

OpenVMS Logical Names and Logical-Name Tables 13

The OpenVMS Digital Command Language 14

Data Security 17

Chapter 2

      4 Getting Started with SAS under OpenVMS 19 Starting a SAS Session under OpenVMS 21

Selecting a Mode of Operation under OpenVMS 21

SAS Windowing Environment under OpenVMS 22

Batch Mode under OpenVMS 24

Interactive Line Mode under OpenVMS 26

Noninteractive Mode under OpenVMS 27

Running SAS in a SPAWN/NOWAIT Subprocess 29

Running SAS in a Detached Process 29

X Window Command Line Options 30

Techniques for Customizing Your SAS Session under OpenVMS 31

Customizing Your SAS Session Using System Options 32

Configuration Files 36

Autoexec Files 39

What's New ix

Overview ix

Migrating Your Existing SAS Files to SAS 9.1 ix

Restricted System Options x

Support for Extended (ODS-5) Syntax on ODS-5 Enabled Volumes x Support for Cluster-Level Logicals x
Specifying an Additional Configuration File xi

Functionalities That Are Unavailable from a Captive Account xi

Changes to SAS E-mail xi

Accessing External Shareable Images xi

Engines xii

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