SAS LanguageService and You

February 7, 2008
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SAS LanguageService and You

For those of us who work with SAS LanguageService on a regular basis, it is frustrating. The entire SAS COM interface is very poorly documented and is light on functionality. It gets better over time but it would be much nicer to have a .NET interface ...
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Emergency Banner for Notification

February 5, 2008
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I work out of SAS' world headquarters in North Carolina, where the predicted temperature for today is 74 degrees Fahrenheit. For the record, days in the 70s are not usual for February. So what does our weather have to do with an emergency banner?...
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Is this hard, or is it just me?

January 15, 2008
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I'm an outgoing person. Those of you who have met me at a user group meeting know that I love to talk to people, but I find talking to cyberspace really difficult. It gives me writers block like you can't imagine. Once I realize that anybody in the world could read...
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SAS and LINQ – Part 1

December 7, 2007
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SAS and LINQ – Part 1

So, I am just getting my feet wet with LINQ, the new integrated query language within .NET. There are loads of articles on LINQ elsewhere. What I want to do is to illustrate LINQ with SAS and this is my starting point.Look at the following code:using S...
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Demarcation

November 26, 2007
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Demarcation

Good systems practice is to have demarcations between systems layers. This involves separation of the following layers (at a minimum):ApplicationBusiness logicData accessDataSAS programmers though tend to muddle all together:libname indata ...;
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C# and DBF files

November 26, 2007
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C# and DBF files

I have a client that asked me to read DBF files generated by their SAS application. Well, this posting is to explain to someone what i have learned in reading DBF files using C#. The main thing I learned was no spaces in the file path.Here is the code ...
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Product Documentation on support.sas.com

October 30, 2007
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We have posted a couple of articles here to highlight new features or reorganized content. I asked Gary Meek from our Publications Division what he wanted you to know about the new Product Documentation section. Here's what he said: Product Doc...
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So, what do you think?

The new site has been live for several days now. What do you think about it? We've restructured some areas, added new functionality, provided better navigatons...and generally driven ourselves crazy over the past 6 months trying to make this site ...
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Anticipation. It’s killing me.

October 20, 2007
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Do you hear songs in your head that are appropriate for the moment? I do. This project has taxed my mental library of great song phrases. I’ve had to find a song for every emotion imaginable. Right now, I need a song for excitement, anticipa...
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