Base SAS procedures in SAS 9.0 (and later) include the following features and enhancements:
improved ODS formatting
ability to import and export Microsoft Excel 2002 spreadsheets and Microsoft Access 2002 tables
support for long format and informat names
ability to list and compare SAS registries
support for parallel sorting operations
improved statistical processing
improved printer definitions.
A list of ODS table names is now provided for each procedure that supports ODS. You can use these names to reference the table when using the Output Delivery System (ODS) to select tables and create output data sets.
This section describes the features of Base SAS procedures that are new or enhanced since SAS 8.2.
z/OS is the successor to the OS/390 operating system. SAS 9.1 (and later) is supported on OS/390 and z/OS operating systems and, throughout this document, any reference to z/OS also applies to OS/390, unless otherwise stated.