Suppressing SAS Workspace Server MVA_DSIO.OPEN_CLOSE and _DISARM Messages

This is just a very quick post to jot down the location of a SAS reference that I keep losing! I have the SAS Audit, Performance and Measurement (APM) package installed in my older SAS 9.4 M0 dev/test environment. The APM package is now deprecated as the functionality has moved into SAS Environment Manager (from 2.4). One of the effects of having APM installed is that my SAS Workspace Server logs have a huge number of lines that look like this:

NOTE: MVA_DSIO.OPEN_CLOSE| _DISARM|         STOP| _DISARM| 2016-07-31T15:44:27,279+10:00| _DISARM| WorkspaceServer| _DISARM| | 
      _DISARM| | _DISARM| | _DISARM| 9854976| _DISARM| 12| _DISARM| 12| _DISARM| 320| _DISARM| 1840| _DISARM| | _DISARM| | _DISARM| 
NOTE: PROCEDURE| _DISARM|         STOP| _DISARM| 2016-07-31T15:44:27,279+10:00| _DISARM| WorkspaceServer| _DISARM| | _DISARM| | 
      _DISARM| | _DISARM| 9854976| _DISARM| 12| _DISARM| 12| _DISARM| 728| _DISARM| 1840| _DISARM| | _DISARM| | _DISARM| | _DISARM| 

Sometime I want to suppress those lines (without uninstalling SAS APM). I then remember there’s a SAS page that contains instructions on how to do it, and spend several minutes trying to find it. I keep looking for a SAS Usage Note, but instead it’s a gem at the end of the SAS APM FAQ page: “Why do the Enterprise Guide SAS logs contain messages related to MVA_DSIO.OPEN_CLOSE and _DISARM? How can these messages be eliminated from the SAS log for EG users?”.

Essentially you edit the workspace server’s logconfig.apm.xml and change the Threshold of the WSLogAppender to Error.

You’ll want to pay attention to the note in the FAQ that says it will disable the SAS DI Studio Job Statistics features. I don’t use that feature in this environment, but you might!

Next Up: SAS Enterprise Guide Custom Tasks Course in Sydney

I’m on my way back from SAS® Global Forum 2016 (#SASGF), where I heard all about the all new SAS Viya™ platform, and the next exciting thing on my agenda is attending Chris Hemedinger’s course Developing Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide in Sydney on 3-4 May (it’s also on in Melbourne on 5-6 May).

If you’re interested in extending SAS Enterprise Guide to create useful tools for SAS EG users in your organization then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend this course. It is written and delivered by the guy that literally wrote the book on SAS EG custom tasks after all!

Custom Tasks BookI first read Chris’ book Custom Tasks for SAS® Enterprise Guide® Using Microsoft .NET back in 2013 and wrote a blog post about it and how I found it useful in building a couple of custom tasks to query metadata: a Metadata Table Finder and Metadata Column Finder. Incidentally Metacoda provides these customs tasks for free if you want to use them with your SAS platform installation.

I’m looking forward to this course to find about more about creating custom tasks, fill in a few blanks, and generally pick Chris’ brains for a couple of days! 🙂

If you want to find out more about the course, or reserve a place, then I’d suggest you contact SAS Education soon via the contacts details on the course page.

Hope you see you there!