NOTE: Substringing Without Notes

September 13, 2011
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NOTE: Substringing Without Notes

The SUBSTR function is a much-used function but can be frustrating when it issues an abrupt NOTE to the log when the string isn't long enough to produce a result. If the design of your code means that you're happy to allow a null result from you...
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Where is my stored process code?

September 13, 2011
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As you register your stored process, you may notice that the stored process wizard incorporates your code in Step 2.  Ever wondered where the wizard places this code? In step 3 of the creation process,  you are actually selecting a location and the f...
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Performance Help for SAS®9 on Windows 2008

September 12, 2011
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Configuring and tuning an environment is part luck and part science. Luckily, a group of employees at SAS dedicate their time to helping you improve system performance.  Margaret Crevar is one of those people. She just recently shared several papers w...
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Editing .sas source code repository from 9.3 SAS Management Console

September 12, 2011
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As I have previously mentioned, SAS 9.3 has some sweet new functionality for stored processes. The topic of the prior post was on storing .sas code for the stored process directly within the metadata and how to edit/access that raw code. Did you know t...
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Running Windows PowerShell Scripts

September 12, 2011
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Running Windows PowerShell Scripts

Windows PowerShell is one of my favorite tools to use for gathering information from my PC and network, and also for automating processes.  If you are familiar with UNIX shells (such as Korn shell or its variants), you will probably be very comfortable with Windows PowerShell.  Just like its UNIX
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Storing and loading modules

September 12, 2011
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Storing and loading modules

You can extend the capability of the SAS/IML language by writing modules. A module is a user-defined function. You can define a module by using the START and FINISH statements. Many people, including myself, define modules at the top of the SAS/IML program in which they are used. You can
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Add 10 buttons to enhance SAS 9.3 environment

September 11, 2011
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Add 10 buttons to enhance SAS 9.3 environment

One striking change in SAS 9.3 is that everything is HTMLized. Adding user-defined buttons to the toolbar of SAS’s windowing environment would make coding more efficient. 1. Clear log and result The most used SAS command is now prompted by a button....
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Add 10 buttons to enhance SAS 9.3 environment

September 11, 2011
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Add 10 buttons to enhance SAS 9.3 environment

One striking change in SAS 9.3 is that everything is HTMLized. Adding user-defined buttons to the toolbar of SAS’s windowing environment would make coding more efficient. 1. Clear log and result The most used SAS command is now prompted by a button....
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Add 10 buttons to enhance SAS 9.3 environment

September 11, 2011
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Add 10 buttons to enhance SAS 9.3 environment

One striking change in SAS 9.3 is that everything is HTMLized. Adding user-defined buttons to the toolbar of SAS’s windowing environment would make coding more efficient. 1. Clear log and result The most used SAS command is now prompted by a button....
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