Posts Tagged ‘ Administration ’

Sync everything up, at least between EG & metadata

July 29, 2013
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From an Enterprise Guide user's perspective, a SAS library is a library. Whether it was defined in the autoexec or in the metadata or by magic, it is there for them to use with no issues. However, there is a difference as metadata defined libraries do ...
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Verifying a SAS BI installation

October 22, 2012
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After installing SAS Business Intelligence, I would also suggest verifying that all is working appropriately before adding users or importing content from another machine. (My template checklist is included below.) The act of creating the content is an...
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SAS Code: Simple Macro to Benchmark Data Performance

August 8, 2012
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SAS Code: Simple Macro to Benchmark Data Performance

When troubleshooting data performance problems, IO problems, or simple library connectivity, I use a simple snippet of code to push the data storage to the limits.  It is useful because it stresses the data storage component, whether it be a SAS dataset on local file storage or an external database like Oracle, and it...
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SAS BI: Easy Customizations for SAS Portal and SAS Web Report Studio

August 1, 2012
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SAS BI: Easy Customizations for SAS Portal and SAS Web Report Studio

Last week I talked about how you could customize the style sheet for Web Report Studio.  One reader,  Kushal Ramani, a SAS consultant from Epoch Research India, suggested that I list some other items that you can easily change in Web Report Studio and SAS Portal.  All of these changes require access to SAS...
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Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

June 22, 2012
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Business Intelligence: Good Things to Share!

I have been very busy in the past month writing guest post for some of the different blogs that I follow and find interesting.  I’ve also been reading some books that I wanted to share with you! Blogging! Blogging! and More Blogging! Here’s some of the guest posts that I have contributed around the...
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Leverage metadata user synchronization macros for other uses

June 13, 2012
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Six user import and synchronization macros are available in the SAS Foundation directory, these are documented as available in creating programs to retrieve information and compare authentication provider (such as LDAP) account information with what is...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Best Practice for Centralized User Storage

June 11, 2012
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Best Practice for Centralized User Storage

A nice feature of SAS Enterprise Guide is the “Files” folder.  This provides direct access to the file system where the workspace server is running.  You can take advantage of this by configuring a central location where users can store data, SAS code, CSV files, Excel files, or anything useful.  If this is not...
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Change your passwords without locking out your connection

June 7, 2012
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Did you change your LinkedIn password yesterday? (If you didn’t, you should!) But did it happen to be the same as your corporate password? First, tisk tisk. Second, change your corporate password NOW! Ok, now that this is done ~ don’t let your save...
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