Posts Tagged ‘ Best Practices ’

Coalesce Missing Data to Highlight the Unknown

May 14, 2013
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Coalesce Missing Data to Highlight the Unknown

Missing data can be a pain.  Having missing data and not knowing where it is can be even more of a pain.  Here is a ...

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Protecting your Metadata Protections: Part 2

March 31, 2013
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In a guest post on blogs.sas.com in January, I wrote about protecting your metadata protections. In that post I said that “Ideally, a SAS® metadata security plan should address both ACT permissions and access to the Authorization Manager.”...
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SAS Administration: Change the Options to Get More Performance

January 21, 2013
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Every time I install SAS products or solutions I find myself using the same options in the SAS configuration file to set memory usage, CPU usage, and the SAS WORK library location.  Obviously each installation has...
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SAS Stored Process: Ignore the Log at Your Own Peril

July 5, 2012
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I love our readers – especially when they have a great idea they want to share. Quentin McMullen, who has been programming in SAS for 15 years, primarily in clinical trials and public health... [Read the full article at the Http://www.bi-notes....
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User Groups: Wisconsin-Illinois User Conference was Great!

July 2, 2012
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Last week I attended the Wisconsin-Illinois User Conference in Milwaukee, WI. It was great! If you are new to SAS user conferences are a great way to get more training and if you are a seasoned SAS... [Read the full article at the Http://www.bi-notes....
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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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SAS BI: Does Your Organization Have a BI Strategy?

May 18, 2012
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SAS BI: Does Your Organization Have a BI Strategy?

One of the best things about attending the SAS Global Forum is all the brilliant people you get to meet.  Guy Garrett’s presentation about planning a BI strategy was quiet popular and I have to say he was very witty.  Turns out implementing a BI strategy is similar to dating – who knew?  Anyway...
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SAS Stored Processes: 3 Tips to Improve Your Prompts

May 16, 2012
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SAS Stored Processes: 3 Tips to Improve Your Prompts

SAS stored processes are similar to SAS programs in that they use the same programming language.  Many of my SAS programs I created early on were only used by me, so I could live with  a little uncertainty and it was easy enough to check the logs for any issues.  If anything went wrong...
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