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Tips Talk:Enterprise Guide - Turning Off the ODS output file creation by code

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nice tip - it might help to indicate the circumstances when you might want to turn it off. Also can you give a link to where this is documented?

--Phil Miller (STATPROF) 22:16, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


Good tip. Easy to understand. Link to doc would be good.
And should there be a link also to SASopedia somewhere?
Charlie Shipp 14:23, 12 October 2009 (UTC)


Tip needs work. It does not work as is in EG 4.2 using the default settings (which specify SAS report instead of HTML as the output type). Was unable to test in EG 4.1 to determine if this is dependent on options/settings that the user can change. These need to be qualified/clarified before the tip can be used.

This is a nice idea/facility, but the tip needs to position/explain this. --Don Henderson 15:57, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


I haven't used Enterprise Guide but have seen presentations.
Again, I wonder if the TIP will point to SASopedia(?) Charlie Shipp 00:17, 24 October 2009 (UTC)


Apologies for my delayed answer but I am not very used to these wiki things. I was digging around in the SAS forums for ways to close the ODS html and I came across a post where Cynthia@sas mentioned Enterprise Guide must open ODS HTML using the ID= suboption and this is how I came up with my tip. I have tested it on SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 (4.1.0.1010) so far and works fine. 100% agree further explanation is required. Alberto Negron 11:49, 23 November 2009 (GMT)


Title needs to change

I think the title should change to "Enterprise Guide - Turning Off the ODS output file creation by code" as I've made my tip more general. Could anyone help me with this matter?
Alberto Negron 17:38, 23 November 2009 (GMT)

  • While on the Tips tab, just click on the Move tab to create a new article with the name you want. Leave both checkboxes checked. A new article with a new name will be created, and the existing article will be redirected to your new one.
  • Make sure to leave the Tips: at the beginning of the new name.
  • When you do that, please consider incorporating the comments below into your tip.

--Don Henderson 17:48, 23 November 2009 (UTC)


The content looks good. Another approach you can use for individual nodes:

  • right-click the item in the process flow/project tree (for example, a SAS program node), and select Properties.
  • In the Properties window, select the Results tab.
  • Specify the ODS destinations to include, if any.

This allows you to apply special treatment to a single task/program without having to change your "global" options in Tools->Options. --Chris 17:42, 23 November 2009 (UTC)


Guys, is there anything else I need to add/improve to this tip to get it published? I think is a good one (but I may be wrong!) -- Alberto Negron 10:29, 26 January 2010 (GMT)


Good question - - - This has been here half a year. (Anon)


Good tip --Murphy Choy From Singapore 01:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)


External documentation

Nice tip! This really could be useful. I added a link to this tip sheet, which covers common destinations like HTML, PDF, RTF, and Tagsets.ExcelXP.

There's also an ODS PDF tip sheet, an ODS RTF tip sheet, documentation on the ODS tagset statement, and specifically for the Excel tagset: cheat sheet and various options.

The aforementioned ODS tagset statement documentation mentions tagsets.sasreport11, and that you can use ods tagsets.sasreport11 file='test.xml' options(doc='help'); for more information. - paulkaefer (talk) 09:02, 25 May 2016 (CDT)