Painless Windows

A Handbook for SAS Users


Author: Jodie Gilmore

Publisher: SAS Publishing

The ultimate book about working in SAS’s interactive environment, focusing mainly on features specific to Microsoft Windows. It tells you everything you need to know to work interactively with the SAS System in the Microsoft Windows environment, from editing and running a program to printing the results. It provides detailed action-oriented instructions for common tasks, illustrated with hundreds of screen shots. The book also provides a SAS programmer with an introduction to features of the Microsoft Windows environment, including exchanging data between SAS and other applications.


3 Paperback (2004–SAS 9.1)

2 Paperback (1999)

3 Paperback

Year: 2004

Pages: 494

ISBN: 1-59047-399-X

Publisher’s list price: 46.95


  • Welcome to SAS 9.1 for Windows
  • Chapter 1. Learning to Do Windows
  • Chapter 2. Performing the Basic SAS
  • Chapter 3. Editing and Working with Files
  • Chapter 4. Submitting SAS Code
  • Chapter 5. Printing
  • Chapter 6. Adjusting Your Windows Environment
  • Chapter 7. Using Advanced Features of the Enhanced Editor
  • Chapter 8. Using the SAS Output Delivery System
  • Chapter 9. Managing SAS Files
  • Chapter 10. Using SAS Enterprise Guide: A Primer
  • Chapter 11. Customizing Your Start-up Files and SAS System Options
  • Chapter 12. Using Batch Mode
  • Chapter 13. Using SAS to Execute System Commands
  • Chapter 14. Sharing Data between SAS and Windows Applications
  • Chapter 15. Using SAS/CONNECT Software to Connect Your PC to Other Systems
  • Appendix 1. Troubleshooting
  • Appendix 2. Using the SAS System Viewer
  • Appendix 3. Becoming Familiar with the Windows Explorer
  • Appendix 4. Accessibility and the SAS System
  • Appendix 5. Exporting and Importing Information from the SAS Registry
  • Glossary

From the back cover

What’s new with SAS 9.1 software running under the Microsoft Windows operating environment? Jodie Gilmore introduces and carefully explains the functionality of SAS features including SAS Enterprise Guide®, the SAS Explorer Interface, Output Delivery System, Help interface, Results window, windowing features, and SAS data library and file management features. She also walks you through the process of editing files, submitting code, printing, adjusting the windowing environment (colors, fonts, and so on), editing start-up files (SASV9.CFG and AUTOEXEC.SAS), using batch mode, using DDE and OLE, using SAS/CONNECT® software, plus a whole lot more! This book is packed with screen captures, step-by-step instructions, and clear explanations to help you find and accompliish each task. A must-have for every SAS user starting out in the Windows environment, it is also a handy reference for even the most experienced SAS programmer.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Enhanced coverage of the SAS Output Delivery System
  • A tutorial on using the SAS Enhanced Editor
  • Expanded coverage of using DDE with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • An overview of using SAS Enterprise Guide
  • Appendixes on accessibility features of SAS and the SAS Registry

2 Paperback

Year: 1999

ISBN: 1-58025-238-9

Pages: 332