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Term: SYLK

[Symbolic Link]

a spreadsheet file format.

SAS word: SYLK

Procedure. Imports and modifies SYLK spreadsheet files.

Term: symbol

(sim' bul) n.

1. a special character or sequence of special characters that is a meaningful unit of a program.

2. macro variable.

3. token.

4. any written shape or abstract device that, either by itself or in a sequence or combination, contains a meaning that is separate from its own physical or visual form.

SAS word: SYMBOL

SAS/GRAPH. Global statement.

SAS/GRAPH. Annotate function.

SAS word: SYMBOLGEN

System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. PSPL:Macro Language:System Options for Macro Language. SLRD:SAS System Options.

Term: symbol table

(sim' bul tA' bul) n.

the block of memory that contains the values of macro variables.

SAS word: SYMDEL

CALL routine, macro statement. Deletes a global macro variable.

SAS word: SYMEXIST

Function, macro function. Checks for the existence of a macro variable.

SAS word: SYMGET

Function. Value of macro variable. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Control Flow:Outside Connections. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYMGLOBL

Function, macro function. Checks the scope of a macro variable.

SAS word: SYMLOCAL

Function, macro function. Checks the scope of a macro variable.

Term: symmetry

(sim' e trE') n.

sameness of shape or form among parts of an object or shape.

SAS word: SYMPUT

CALL routine. Change value of macro variable. Ref: PSPPR:CALL Routines. PSPL:Control Flow:Outside Connections. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYMPUTX

CALL routine. Change value of macro variable. Ref: PSPPR:CALL Routines. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYNCHIO

System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. SLRD:SAS System Options.

Term: syntax

(sin' taks) n.

the set of rules that determines the correct construction of statements or sentences in a language.

syntactical, adj. syntactically, adv.

SAS word: SYNTAXCHECK

System option. Ref: SLRD:SAS System Options.

Term: syntax error

n.

an error in the syntax of a statement that prevents the statement from executing.

SAS word: SYSCALL

Macro statement. Ref: PSPPR:Macro Language:Macro Statements. PSPL:Macro Language:Macro Expressions.

SAS word: SYSCC

Automatic macro variable. Error code of the current SAS process.

SAS word: SYSCHARWIDTH

Automatic macro variable. Character width (1 or 2).

SAS word: SYSCMD

Automatic macro variable. Unrecognized command from a macro window.

SAS word: SYSDATE

Automatic macro variable. The date when the SAS session started, written in DATE7. format.

SAS word: SYSDATE9

Automatic macro variable. The date when the SAS session started, written in DATE9. format.

SAS word: SYSDAY

Automatic macro variable. The name of the day of the week when the SAS session started.

SAS word: SYSDEVIC

Automatic macro variable. Equivalent to the system option DEVICE.

SAS word: SYSDSN

Automatic macro variable. Libref (characters 1-8) and member name (characters 9-40) of the _LAST_ SAS dataset.

SAS word: SYSENV

Automatic macro variable. FORE in foreground modes if the TERMINAL system option is in effect, BACK otherwise.

SAS word: SYSERR

Automatic macro variable. The error code of a step.

SAS word: SYSEXEC

Macro statement. Ref: PSPPR:Macro Language:Macro Statements. PSPL:Macro Language:Macro Expressions.

SAS word: SYSFILRC

Automatic macro variable. The error code from a FILENAME statement.

SAS word: SYSGET

Function. Value of environment variable. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Control Flow:Outside Connections. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYSIN

System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. PSPL:Execution:Session. SLRD:SAS System Options.

SAS word: SYSINDEX

Automatic macro variable. How many macros have started executing in the SAS session.

SAS word: SYSINFO

Automatic macro variable. Diagnostic information from some procedures.

SAS word: SYSINP

System option. Z/OS. Ref: PSPPR:System Options.

SAS word: SYSJOBID

Automatic macro variable. The user ID or job number of the SAS session.

SAS word: SYSLAST

Automatic macro variable. The _LAST_ SAS dataset.

SAS word: SYSLCKRC

Automatic macro variable. The error code from a LOCK statement.

SAS word: SYSLEAVE

System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. SLRD:SAS System Options.

SAS word: SYSLIBRC

Automatic macro variable. The error code from a LIBNAME statement.

SAS word: SYSLIN

SAS/ETS. Procedure. Estimation for independent linear equations.

SAS word: SYSLPUT

Macro statement. SAS/CONNECT. Ref: PSPPR:Macro Language:Macro Statements. PSPL:Macro Language:Macro Expressions.

SAS word: SYSMACRONAME

Automatic macro variable. The name of the current macro.

SAS word: SYSMAXLONG

Automatic macro variable. The maximum value of a long integer.

SAS word: SYSMENV

Automatic macro variable. S if a macro was invoked in a program; D if a macro was invoked in a command.

SAS word: SYSMSG

Automatic macro variable. A message to be displayed in the message line of a macro window.

Function. File system error message. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Low-Level I/O Programming. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYSNCPU

Automatic macro variable. The number of available central processors.

SAS word: SYSPARM

Automatic macro variable. The parameter string from the SYSPARM system option.

Function. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Macro Language:User Parameters. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. PSPL:Macro Language:User Parameters. SLRD:SAS System Options.

SAS word: SYSPBUFF

Automatic macro variable. Text of macro parameters (in a macro compiled with the PARMBUFF option).

SAS word: SYSPRINT

System option. Z/OS. Ref: PSPPR:System Options.

SAS word: SYSPRINTFONT

System option. Printer font.

SAS word: SYSPROCESSID

Automatic macro variable. The process ID of the current SAS process.

Function. Process ID. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYSPROCNAME

Automatic macro variable. The name of the current step.

SAS word: SYSPROCESSNAME

Automatic macro variable. The process name of the current SAS process.

Function. Process name. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYSPROD

Function. SAS product licensing. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Control Flow:Outside Connections. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYSRC

Automatic macro variable. The return code from an operating system command.

Function. File system return code. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Low-Level I/O Programming. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

SAS word: SYSRPUT

Macro statement. SAS/CONNECT. Ref: PSPPR:Macro Language:Macro Statements. PSPL:Macro Language:Macro Expressions.

SAS word: SYSSCP

Automatic macro variable. The operating system, abbreviated.

SAS word: SYSSCPL

Automatic macro variable. The specific operating system, abbreviated.

SAS word: SYSSITE

Automatic macro variable. The SAS site number.

SAS word: SYSSTARTID

Automatic macro variable. The process ID of the most recent SAS process.

SAS word: SYSSTARTNAME

Automatic macro variable. The process name of the most recent SAS process.

SAS word: SYSTASK

Global statement. Ref: PSPPR:Global Statements. PSPL:Execution:Session.

Term: system

(sis' tum) n.

1. a group of interrelated objects.

2. operating system.

SAS word: SYSTEM

Function. CALL routine. Operating system command. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Control Flow:Outside Connections. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

Term: system option

(sis' tum op' shun) n.

an option that affects the way the SAS System operates. System options can be set at SAS startup and in the OPTIONS statement of a SAS program.

Also, SAS system option.

Term: systems program

(sis' tumz prO' gram) n.

a program created to manage a computer. Compare applications program.

systems programming, n.

SAS word: SYSTIME

Automatic macro variable. The time of day when the SAS session started.

SAS word: SYSUID

Automatic macro variable. Z/OS. The associated user ID.

SAS word: SYSUSERID

Automatic macro variable. The user ID.

SAS word: SYSVER

Automatic macro variable. The SAS release number.

SAS word: SYSVLONG

Automatic macro variable. The extended SAS release number, including the maintenance (technical support) level.


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