Figure 1.16 Create Basic Task Summary
Starting the Program Editor When SAS Starts
The Enhanced Editor is the default editor that starts when you start SAS. If you prefer to
use the Program Editor, use one of the following methods to start the Program Editor
when SAS starts:
• Start SAS with the NOENHANCEDEDITOR system option:
• Disable the Enhanced Editor in the Edit tab of the Preferences dialog box.
For additional information, see “Switching from the Enhanced Editor to the Program
Editor” on page 117 , “Edit Preferences” on page 70 , and “ENHANCEDEDITOR
System Option: Windows” on page 514 .
Determining the Current Folder When SAS Starts
By default, SAS determines the current folder. SAS uses the current folder as the
location to read and write SAS files when you do not specify a different pathname.
SAS also searches the current folder, based on the following statements, for the
AUTOEXEC.SAS file or INITSTMT files. In this case, the path that the
SASINITIALFOLDER system option specifies is disregarded.
However, you can specify a pathname to use for the current folder by using the
SASINITIALFOLDER system option when you start SAS. Alternatively, you can use
the following rules to determine the current folder:
Chapter 1 • Getting Started under Windows