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SAS/CONNECT User's Guide

Using the SAS Windowing Environment to Start and Stop SAS/CONNECT

SAS software provides a windowing environment that you can use to issue commands and perform other operations during a SAS session. This section describes how to use the SIGNON and SIGNOFF pull-down menu options to start and stop a SAS/CONNECT session.

Starting SAS/CONNECT by Using the Signon Window

To start a SAS/CONNECT session:

  1. Select Run->Signon from the SAS Program Editor window and menu bar.

  2. Complete the entry fields in the Signon... window. Use these guidelines:
    Script file name:
    If your communications access method does not require a script file, leave this field blank. If your access method requires a script file, type the full path and the name of the script file. For example, if you are connecting to a remote OS/390 host by using the TCP/IP access method, type:

    For more information about the names and locations of scripts used with a specific access method, see Communications Access Methods for SAS/CONNECT and SAS/SHARE Software.

    Remote session name:
    Type the name of the remote node that you want to access. For example, use the tcp-host-name for the TCP/IP access method. For more information, see CONNECTREMOTE=.

    Communications access method ID:
    Type the value for the COMAMID= option. For example, for the TCP/IP access method, type:

    For more information about the values that can be used in the COMAMID= option for a specific host and access method, see COMAMID=.

    Transmission buffer size:
    Type in the value of the buffer size that SAS/CONNECT will use for transmitting data. For more information, see TBUFSIZE=.

    Remote session macro variable name:
    Type in the name of the macro variable that you want to use to associate with the remote session. For more information, see the CMACVAR= option in the SIGNON Command and Statement.

    Display transfer status (yes/no):
    Type yes or no to determine if the status window is displayed during transfers.
    YES status window will be displayed during file transfers. This is the default.
    NO status window will not be displayed during file transfers.

    For more information, see CONNECTSTATUS=.

    Execute remote submit synchronously (yes/no):
    Type yes or no to specify whether remote submits are to be executed serially (synchronously).
    YES indicates synchronous remote submits, which means that you will wait until the remote submit is finished processing before regaining control in the local SAS session. This is the default.
    NO indicates asynchronous remote submit, which means that after the processing begins on the remote host, you will immediately regain control of your local SAS session to continue processing.

    For more information, see CONNECTWAIT=.

  3. Select OK to sign on, or select Cancel to return to the Program Editor window without signing on.

Stopping SAS/CONNECT by Using the Signoff Window

  1. To stop a SAS/CONNECT session by signing off, from the pull-down menu , select Run -> Signoff and select OK.

  2. After you sign on to a SAS/CONNECT session, the values that you type in the Signon window remain in effect during your current SAS session. If you sign off and later during that session want to sign on again, you can leave the fields blank. Simply select OK to sign on to the same host that has the same communications access method that you used previously.

    After you end your SAS session, the values in the Signon window are deleted, and you must type them in again to sign on during a new SAS session.

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