"DEV/TEST/PROD": If that term means something to you, then you are probably among our many customers that use SAS software across different environments. You might have one SAS environment for playing around ("dev" for "development"), another for testing candidate changes ("test"), and yet another for production processes ("prod").
Or, you might work with different environments that are segregated across business units: one for Finance, for example, and another for Human Resources. You can also create different profiles for a single environment, but with different user accounts -- for example, one account with admin privileges, and another as a "mere mortal" end user.
Wouldn't it be convenient to have different shortcuts on your desktop so that you can launch SAS Enterprise Guide and point directly to the environment that you want to use? We thought so, and so we added some command-line options in the 4.2 release to make this easy to do.
The command-line option is /profile:"ProfileName", where "ProfileName" is the friendly name you used to label your SAS profile definition. (The quotes are optional unless the profile name contains spaces or special characters, in which case the quotes are necessary.) Here is an example command that you can use in a desktop shortcut to connect to the "prod" environment:
"C:\Program Files\SAS\EnterpriseGuide\4.2\seguide.exe" /profile:prod
Here is a variation with a space in the profile name ("My Server"):
"C:\Program Files\SAS\EnterpriseGuide\4.2\seguide.exe" /profile:"My Server"
And finally, if you want to run with no profile: that is, without connecting to a SAS metadata server at all (using just your local SAS installation), you can run:
"C:\Program Files\SAS\EnterpriseGuide\4.2\seguide.exe" /noprofile