|SAS Component Language: Reference
For details about these new language elements, see
SAS Component Language Dictionary.
- defines the actions that SCL takes when a specific exception
- CLASS statement
- enables you to use SCL to create a SAS/AF
class and to define all the properties for the class, including attributes,
methods, events, and interfaces.
- enables you to compare two arrays for size and data equality.
- COMPARELIST function
- compares two SCL lists. This comparison
can include item names, values, or both.
- enables you to copy data from one array into another array.
- CREATESCL function
- writes a class definition from a CLASS or
INTERFACE catalog entry to a CLASS or INTERFACE statement in an SCL entry.
will also write a class package definition from a CLASSPKG entry to a PACKAGE
statement in an SCL entry and generate proxy classes.
- DCREATE function
- creates a directory on the user's host operating
- DECLARE statement
- declares a variable of any type, including
the new CHAR, NUM, LIST and OBJECT types. (By contrast, the LENGTH statement
can declare only unnamed numeric and character variables.)
- deletes a dynamic array.
- DIALOG function
- runs a FRAME entry and disables all other
windows when the FRAME window opens.
- assigns the formatted value of a SAS table column to an
SCL character variable.
- IMPORT statement
- defines a search path for references to
CLASS entries in an SCL program so that you can refer to a class by its one-
or two-level name instead of having to specify the four-level name each time.
- INITROW function
- initializes the table data vector (TDV)
to missing values. This prevents bad data from being written to a row of a
SAS table when values are not explicitly assigned to columns and you use the
APPEND function with the NOINIT option.
- INTERFACE statement
- specifies the design of an interface.
- specifies a class on the server that can be accessed by
applications on the client.
- creates an array of the given size and initializes all of
the elements in the array either to missing (for numeric elements) or blank
(for character elements).
- MESSAGEBOX function
- displays a host message box that can contain
an icon, buttons, and message text. MESSAGEBOX returns the user's selection.
- NAMEDIVIDE function
- returns the number of parts in a two- to
four-level compound name as well as the values of each part.
- NAMEMERGE function
- merges two to four name parts into a compound
- _NEO_ operator
- provides a faster and more direct way to
create an object. This operator combines the actions of loading a class (using
LOADCLASS) and initializing the object with the _new method, which invokes
the object's _init method.
- _NEW_ operator
- creates an object and runs the associated
- OPENENTRYDIALOG function
- displays a list of entries in SAS catalogs
and returns the user's selection.
- OPENSASFILEDIALOG function
- displays a list of SAS files and returns
the user's selection.
- defines a group of classes whose metadata must be recognized
by objects that are defined on the client.
- resizes a dynamic array.
- SAVEENTRYDIALOG function
- enables you to implement a Save As choice by displaying a dialog box that lists entries
in SAS catalogs and returns the selected catalog name.
- SAVESASFILEDIALOG function
- enables you to implement a Save As choice by displaying a dialog box that lists SAS files
and returning the selected filename.
- SELECTICON function
- displays a selection list of icons and returns
the number that identifies the selected icon.
- aborts a pending submit transaction.
- raises an exception.
- UNIQUENUM function
- returns a number that is unique for each
call to the function during a SAS session.
- USECLASS statement
- binds methods that are implemented within
it to the specified class definition.
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