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SAS Management Console: Quick Tip when Creating a Metadata Library

Submitted by on 2012-02-03 – 6:53 AM

Here’s a quick tip for SAS BI Administrators or anyone who has to create metadata library in the SAS Management Console.

Often before I define the metadata library I am at the folder or the physical path of the library.  Obviously, it’s critical that the path is defined correctly in the metadata.  So here’s my quick tip.

  1. In the physical library, click or double-click the path and use the Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut to capture the path.
  2. As you assign the metadata library, in the New Library Wizard window, click New to assign the path.
  3. Instead of clicking the Browse button to navigate to your library path, do this instead:
    Double-click the Paths field and press Ctrl-V to paste the path.
    Some folks may not realize that is an editable line – so you can also make changes if needed.

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Tricia Aanderud

Director of Data Visualization at Zencos Consulting
Tricia Aanderud is a SAS Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics consultant based in Raleigh, NC who works for Zencos Consulting. She has written several books about SAS, presented papers at many SAS conferences, and has been using SAS since 2001. Contact her for assistance with your next project.
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