sasSending an email with SAS


Introduction

There are several reasons you might come across for needing email capabilities in SAS. You could be sending an email to notify someone that a process passed/failed, you could be sending an email containing Macro Variables that show how many records have been loaded at the end of your data feed, or maybe you need to send some files that contain reports. Whatever your need is, there are several ways to go about sending emails and files in SAS.

Parameters

Tag/AttributeValue
LRECLThis parameter is used to define record length when reading and writing files. I've solved many issues by just setting this to its max value, which is 32767. It's very possible that setting something like this to its max value is less efficient, but at the end of the day it gets the job done for me without any felt performance loss. (the range for LRECL is 1-32767)