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Windows and Unix Computers Now Have Multiple CPU's; Why Not Control Two or Three or More Parallel Executing SAS Batch Jobs From One Master Job!

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Executive Summary

This paper will show the processes required to start multiple, parallel batch copies of SAS on the SAME Microsoft Windows or UNIX based computer. It may be easy to click the SAS Short-cut button or type SAS in a command prompt window a few times, but those jobs are independent of each other, and use resources to update the screen images for the operator (you). The process proposed here allows one SAS job to start others as child batch processes, with no screen update requirements, with their own parameters and monitor their completion. This paper exposes some of the tricks required to get two (or more) batch copies of SAS running on a Windows or Unix computer.

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