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SAS 9.2 Logging Configuration and Programming Reference Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243400D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-19
Document File: 156 page(s) / 2M

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SAS Institute Inc.

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SAS® 9.2 Logging

Configuring and Programming Reference

SAS® Documentation

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2009. SAS ® 9.2 Logging Configuration and Programming Reference. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.2 Logging Configuration and Programming Reference

Copyright © 2009, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 978-1-59994-434-0
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4 The SAS Logging Facility 3


Accessibility Features of the SAS Logging Facility 3 Overview of the SAS Logging Facility 4

Logging Facility Terminology 5 How the Logging Facility Works 6 Loggers 7
Appenders 10

Logging Thresholds 14

Formatting Messages 15

Message Filtering 16

Using the SAS Logging Facility in the SAS Intelligence Platform 17

Chapter 2

      4 Enabling the SAS Logging Facility 19 Enabling the Logging Facility for SAS Server Logging 19

Enabling the Logging Facility in SAS Programs 19

Naming a SAS Session 19

P A R T 1 SAS Logging 1
Chapter 1

P A R T 2 XML Configuration Overview and Reference 23
Chapter 3

      4 Overview of the Logging Configuration File 25 Typographical Conventions 25

Syntax Conventions 25

XML Elements for Configuring SAS Logging 26

Structure of the Logging Configuration File 28

Sample Configuration Files 29

Chapter 4

      4 Logger Reference 31 SAS Logger Overview and Syntax 31

Chapter 5

      4 Appender Reference 33 ARMAppender 34

ConsoleAppender 38

FileAppender 39

IOMServerAppender 43

RollingFileAppender 45