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Options in SASv9.cfg

The options below can be used to congfigure SAS through the file SASv9.cfg
The file is usually located in c:\program files\SAS\SASFoundation\9.2\nls\en\.
NB! Depending on your version of SAS.
You can find the installation directory for SASv9.cfg through the SAS GUI. Go to Tools -> System Options.

SASConfig

Option Description
-WORK w:\saswork\!username If the username for the users using SAS is eg APM this options creates a Work directory under w:\saswork\ called APM – w:\saswork\APM\. This makes it easier for the users to retrieve the tables in the work-directory and easier for system administration to locate users that takes up a lot of storage on the work-drive.
-odsdest=listing If you don’t like the default HTML-output. This option sets the output destination to listing. The output from SAS will now be shown like it used to.
 -odsgraphics=off If you don’t like the default HTML-output. This option will turn off ODS Graphics. The output from SAS will now be shown like it used to.
-MEMSIZE 4G Sets the maximum aout of RAM/memory that can be used during a SAS-session. In this case 4GB.
-SORTSIZE 2G Sets the maximum amount of RAM/memory that SORT procedure can use during a SAS-session. In this case 2GB.