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Tips Talk:Determining the setting of a particular SAS option

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This tip, and Tips:Determining the Setting of Groups of SAS Options, should be combined into a single tip about checking the values of options with a link to a page with the details using {{WikiReadMore}}. This page with the details should also discuss using %sysfunc(getoption(OPTIONNAME)) to get the value of specific options. --Donh 20:27, 21 November 2008 (EST)

This tip is too long for the main page, should be broken down to a small tip and a read more. --Statprof 10:38, 26 February 2009 (EST)

I have moved the text to a new article and shortened the tip. It should now be ready, however I cannot get the wikireadmore to work--Art Carpenter 16:01, 27 February 2009 (EST)

Don I like your idea of covering the getoption function. But as a separate article/tip.--Art Carpenter 16:02, 27 February 2009 (EST)

Problem with the WikiReadMore was the template had a problem with the = sign in the argument. Will research that later. For now fixed the problem by including the HTML directly that the template would have produced. Tip was promoted.

Will also create a Tip page on the getoption function. --Don Henderson 18:21, 27 February 2009 (EST)

While researching something else, I discovered a fix for the WikiReadMore issue. Not sure if the problem can be fixed in the template itself. But since this does not happen often, we can have a reviewer make the (admittedly obtuse) fix (which has been done already on this page:

 {{WikiReadMore|{{{|Using the OPTION= Option to Determine an Option's Setting}}}}}

Note that the page name is prefixed by ' and suffixed by . --Don Henderson 04:12, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Making the tip more generic

A great tip which indeed can be very useful.
Just one suggestion, would the example not be more generic if it would have consisted of the following:

proc options option=[option you are looking for] ;
run ;

Then as an example, in case you are looking for the value of the option bufno use:

proc options option=bufno ;
run ;

--Resa 13:13, 13 July 2009 (UTC)