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Data Controller for SAS® - Options


The MPE_CONFIG table provides a number of options, to apply to all users:


Set to YES or NO to enable email alerts. This requires email options to be preconfigured (mail server etc).


By default, a maximum of 500 observations can be edited in the browser at one time. If you are using a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox) and decent client machines, and your tables have a reasonable number of columns (<50) this number can be safely increased.


Set to YES to restrict the list of libraries and tables in VIEWER to only those explicitly set to VIEW in the MPE_SECURITY table. The default is NO (users can see all tables they already have permission to see).


Set to YES to enable library validity checking in viewLibs service. This means that on first load, SAS will attempt to open each library to see if it is possible to do so. This reduces the number of libraries in the list, but means that it is slow to load the first time around.

The default is NO.


Set to a locale (such as en_gb or en_be) to override the system value (which may be derived from client browser settings). This feature is useful when importing ambiguous dates from CSV or Excel (eg 1/2/20 vs 2/1/20) as DC uses the anydtdtm. informats for import.



If you have clients in different geographies loading excel in local formats, you can also address this issue by ensuring the locale of the windows user profile is not set to the default (eg English (United States)). When leaving the DC_LOCALE as SYSTEM, the locale settings in SAS are not added or modified.