The Path, The Whole Path, Nothing Except the Path, So Help Me Windows

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Abstract

Have you ever needed to determine a directory path dynamically? Have you needed to know the name of the currently executing program and where it resides? There are a number of tools available to the SAS programmer that can be used to determine path and location information. These tools range from common to obscure and from simple to complex and they utilize SAS Language functions, System Options, SASHELP views, DICTIONARY tables, and OS Environmental Variables.

This presentation will take a survey of a number of these techniques for finding and determining path and location information. This information can be important for all levels of programmers, and you should be aware of these techniques even if you think that you will never need them.

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