Program formatting in Enterprise Guide 4.3


As Chris Hemedinger has written in several of his blog posts, SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 has many more formatting options. I particularily enjoyed the 'CTRL-i' option to reformat SAS code with indents and carriage returns to make my programs even more readable. The 'CTRL-e' and 'CTRL-SHIFT-e' keyboard shortcuts are also useful at least for those of us with code errors. These two keystrokes move you through the log file from one error to the next ('CTRL-e') or back to the last error ('CTRL-SHIFT-e').

Another item that I greatly appreciate is the programming window style customizations.

Click on 'Program' -> 'Editor Options' to get to the option window. Then you can change the font, font size, as well as the individual program element background colors.


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Angela Hall

Senior Technical Architect

Angela offers tips on using the SAS Business Intelligence solutions. She manages a team of SAS Fraud Framework implementers within the SAS Solutions On-Demand organization. Angela also has co-written two books, 'Building BI using SAS, Content Development Examples' & 'The 50 Keys to Learning SAS Stored Processes'.

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