Strategies to Address Locked Files Issue

July 6, 2010
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Strategies to Address Locked Files Issue

So you've got a nightly process that updates a file somewhere. Unfortunetly, something still has it locked and the update fails, the nightly process crashes & burns, and someone at 8am upon arriving decides to blast you for not having updated data ...
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Rested & Refreshed…

July 5, 2010
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Rested & Refreshed…

... from my vacation,and ready for some exciting new developments in the SAS world!As those of you who regularly attend regional user group meetings can attest, SAS Canada has been quickly joining the social media frenzy. You will have heard myself - o...
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Zero to SAS Certified Base Programmer in 3 months (Part 1)

July 1, 2010
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I'm happy to report that I have achieved my SAS Certified Base Programmer credential. w00t!. I took my first SAS programming course on March 10th and passed my exam on June 18th (so I guess a more accurate title would say 3 months and 8 days!). ...
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Uploading a File (via the Web) into SAS

July 1, 2010
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Uploading a File (via the Web) into SAS

I must recommend that you check out this example from pg 70 of the SAS Stored Process Developers Guide. http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/stpug/61271/PDF/default/stpug.pdf This is a pretty sweet example of how to upload a file from your mach...
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Computing Ages in SAS: New Function Needed

June 29, 2010
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The following excerpt is from an e-mail message I sent to suggest@sas.com.  I know other people have suggested that we need a function designed specifically for computing ages, and I wanted to add my voice to that chorus. “I would like to make a suggestion for Base SAS.  SAS needs a function that is...
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Tired of Typing domain/username to access SAS components?

June 29, 2010
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Tired of Typing domain/username to access SAS components?

The following option can be added to the Metadata Server to default users to a specific DOMAIN. This removes the requirement of using domain\username or username@domain formats for the username field. -authproviderdomain (HOSTUSER:DOMAINNAME) I ...
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Learning about What’s New in Your SAS Products

June 28, 2010
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Contributed by Marie Dexter, SAS Are you a customer who is upgrading from SAS 8.2 to SAS 9.2? Or are you a customer who is currently running SAS 9.2 and you want to apply the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2? How can you learn about the new ...
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Second year of entries!

June 28, 2010
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Second year of entries!

Hello, readers new and old!We started adding examples a year ago, in advance of the book's publication. To mark the occasion, we're closing chapter 7 and starting chapter 8 next week. We've crafted a listing of all entries from the first year and mad...
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How to predict unemployment rate in US by SAS/ETS

June 27, 2010
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The raw data: hereFILENAME data URL "http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/UNRATE.txt" DEBUG LRECL=100;data one;infile data;input @1 year 4. @6 month 2. @9 day 2. uer;DATE = MDY(MONTH,DAY,YEAR);FORMAT DATE monyy7.;drop year month day;if date=. th...
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