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SAS VA: Dealing with Missing Dates

December 20, 2015
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It’s nearing the new year and you may have already started preparing reports that have the organization’s goals and the progress toward those goals. However your chart may not be displaying correctly. If your data is not setup properly then you’ll notice that you only have one or two months when you want to...
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SAS Coding: Use Flowcharts to Learn Inherited SAS Code

March 2, 2015
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I’m a visual person – I always need a picture. As a consultant, many times I’m given a thumb drive full of code and asked to make modifications.  When you are on a project with me, you’ll grow weary of hearing me say “Can you draw it?” Something magical happens for me when I see a...
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Building a SAS Stored Process Log

February 24, 2014
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Building a SAS Stored Process Log

Stored Process Log

As a SAS stored process developer, a question sometimes pokes its way into my head: “Are people using the stored processes I write?”  In fact, really I have four questions: What stored processes are being used?  Who is using them? When are they being used? How are they...
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Taming SAS Stored Process Selection List Prompts

August 7, 2013
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Taming SAS Stored Process Selection List Prompts

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  I like most things SAS.  But there are of course some features that I wish were implemented differently.  One of those is selection list prompts.  The good news is, even when SAS implements something in...
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Coding: Quick Tip for Exploiting and Identifying SAS Formats

July 15, 2013
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Coding: Quick Tip for Exploiting and Identifying SAS Formats

SAS Formats Case Subcategory

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SAS formats are very useful for translating values into other values.  You may want to format values for something more presentable, use the format to do lookups within an ETL process for...
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Using an Autocall Macro Library in SAS BI

July 10, 2013
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Using an Autocall Macro Library in SAS BI

Macro Library

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 a SAS programmer, I am dependent on my SAS autocall macro library.  It stores a bunch of utility macros that I use on a daily basis. When I started learning about stored processes and other...
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3 Tips for Testing Large Data on Slow Connections or Escaping Upper Hell

May 27, 2013
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3 Tips for Testing Large Data on Slow Connections or Escaping Upper Hell

Do you ever find yourself wondering if you are paying for sins from a past life while you wait for SAS Enterprise Guide to show ...

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Dashboards:Tips for Designing Dashboards with SAS Code

April 7, 2013
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Dashboards:Tips for Designing Dashboards with SAS Code

I realize not everyone is using the SAS BI system, but that does not mean that you don’t need to create a dashboard.  In BASE SAS, dashboards are created using fairly simple SAS code (GKPI, macros, and ODS).  [Remember, you...
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