SAS Enterprise Guide (4.1 onwards) has come up with a one shot solution for people suffering from my kind of syndrome - Adding Abbreviation.
Here is how you can go about it:
- Open a new code window in SAS EG
- Go to Code -> Add Abbreviation
- You get a window where you can add the abbreviation and the text which needs to be substituted for the Abbreviation used. See the example below:
Here, I have a requirement of using my passthrough syntax every now and then and I tend to forget the syntax, password and sometimes even my user name :-)
So.. I use the Abbreaviation 'Pr' and enter the text (rather Copy & Paste) as shown in the above image. Click Ok.
Next time you would want to enter the code, just type Pr and you get a prompt (Yes... à la Visual Studio IDE)
Now, hit the tab or press Enter and you have the code on your Screen!
You can also edit your Abbreviation by going to Code -> Editor Macros -> Macros. Select the required macros (if any) and Click on Edit.