|SAS Companion for the OpenVMS Operating Environment|
In Version 8 of the SAS System under OpenVMS, the Explorer window is available on any display device that uses the Motif interface.
SAS Explorer Window
For information about Motif, see your Motif documentation. The SAS Explorer window is not the default for the SAS System in the OpenVMS operating environment.
|Invoking SAS with the Explorer Window|
If you have the hardware and software to run the Motif interface, you can use any of the following methods to invoke a SAS process with the Explorer window:
If the SAS Explorer window is the default for running SAS at your site, then all you need to do is enter the SAS command (or whatever command your site has chosen) at the DCL prompt:
If the SAS Explorer window is not the default, then use the EXPLORER system option to specify the Explorer window:
As explained in Starting a SAS Session, you can also specify other system options when you invoke SAS in this manner.
To specify a display node, use the SET DISPLAY DCL command. For example, if you want to invoke SAS with the Explorer window and to display the windows on node MYNODE running TCP/IP transport protocol, type the following:
$ SET DISPLAY/CREATE/NODE=MYNODE/TRANS=TCPIP $ SAS8/EXPLORER
For more information about the SET DISPLAY DCL command,
see the OpenVMS online help. For more
information about logical names, refer to OpenVMS User's
also invoke SAS with the SAS Explorer window from the
Applications menu of the Motif Session Manager.
To add SAS to the
Applications menu (if it is not already there), follow these steps:
MySAS, and define SAS8/EXPLORER (along with the appropriate command-line qualifiers) as the DCL command.
Item Nameslist by clicking on the up arrow.
For more information about Session Manager, see the
documentation for your Motif interface.
To invoke SAS with the Explorer window from a command procedure (.COM) file, place the following commands in the .COM file:
$ DEASSIGN SYS$INPUT $ SAS8/EXPLORER
The DEASSIGN command prevents OpenVMS from looking for program input in the location defined by the SYS$INPUT logical name, and it enables SAS to be initialized with the Explorer window.
If the .COM file is named MYSAS.COM, then you would execute the file as follows:
$ @MYSASFor more information about command procedure files, see Command Procedures and OpenVMS User's Manual.
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