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Building a SAS Stored Process Log

February 24, 2014
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Building a SAS Stored Process Log

Stored Process Log

As a SAS stored process developer, a question sometimes pokes its way into my head: “Are people using the stored processes I write?”  In fact, really I have four questions: What stored processes are being used?  Who is using them? When are they being used? How are they...
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Taming SAS Stored Process Selection List Prompts

August 7, 2013
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Taming SAS Stored Process Selection List Prompts

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  I like most things SAS.  But there are of course some features that I wish were implemented differently.  One of those is selection list prompts.  The good news is, even when SAS implements something in...
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Using an Autocall Macro Library in SAS BI

July 10, 2013
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Using an Autocall Macro Library in SAS BI

Macro Library

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 a SAS programmer, I am dependent on my SAS autocall macro library.  It stores a bunch of utility macros that I use on a daily basis. When I started learning about stored processes and other...
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These are a Few of My Favorite Things… about the SAS Enterprise Guide Program Editor

March 27, 2013
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These are a Few of My Favorite Things… about the SAS Enterprise Guide Program Editor

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This is the last of what I planned as a three-part miniseries sharing some thoughts on using SAS Enterprise Guide as a programmer.  The first couple posts described what I think of as big benefits of Enterprise Guide: using process flows as a workspace to organize the...
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PC SAS Programmer Facing UNIX? SAS Enterprise Guide to the Rescue

March 20, 2013
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PC SAS Programmer Facing UNIX? SAS Enterprise Guide to the Rescue

sas enterprise guide unix servers

Time for another confession.  For more than a decade I have been running SAS jobs on UNIX servers, but I don’t really know any UNIX editors.  Not Emacs.  Not vi. ...
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SAS Enterprise Guide Process Flows: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

March 13, 2013
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SAS Enterprise Guide Process Flows: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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SAS Programmer meets SAS Enterprise Guide Process Flows When an old school SAS programmer meets Enterprise Guide, I suspect often the first questions are along the lines of “what’s a Project?” “what’s a Process Flow?” and of course “Why do I need them, can’t I just code???”  The honest...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Are You a Member of Programmers Anonymous?

March 6, 2013
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Are You a Member of Programmers Anonymous?

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Hi. My name is Quentin. I’m a SAS programmer. And I’m starting to like SAS Enterprise Guide. In the years since SAS introduced Enterprise Guide, there has been a lot of controversy and hard feelings in...
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Does your SAS code know what time it is? Add a timestamp.

December 20, 2012
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In 1986 the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, License to Ill, and the last track posed a question: “What’s the time?”  The Beasties answered with an anthem, “It’s time to get ill.”  I think Peter Cr...
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