Parallel processing SAS Batch jobs in Windows
Running SAS in batch mode in Windows OS –
Interactive Processing is used for any of the interactive SAS systems (ASSIST, CALC, etc.), for SAS/GRAPH when the graphics output is to be displayed on the screen of a graphics terminal, or when wanting to see the results of a relatively small SAS program without the need for printed output.
Execute the SAS program as you are sitting in front of your terminal, and see the results of each DATA or PROCedure step as it completes. The program could be entered using ISPF before invoking SAS and then included into the interactive session, entered under the Display Manager during the interactive session, or there can be no actual programming required (as when using SAS/ASSIST).