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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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Quick HTML Guide for SAS Programmers

June 25, 2012
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Quick HTML Guide for SAS Programmers

The SAS BI web clients each have their own link (or URL).  When working across many customer sites or even just using my own demo sites –  there can be a lot of links to track (BI Dashboard, Portal, WRS, etc). Certainly I can add bookmarks to my browser –  but when moving to...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Writing Code to Capture New Twitter Followers

June 20, 2012
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Writing Code to Capture New Twitter Followers

While at the SAS Global Forum, someone said to me – “You cannot write code in SAS Enterprise Guide.”  It was a little shocking to me that the person thought SAS Enterprise Guide was all wizards, flow diagrams, and magic. After talking to a few other folks I have found that it is a...
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Web Report Studio: Adding Drill-Down Filter Based on a Date

May 21, 2012
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Web Report Studio: Adding Drill-Down Filter Based on a Date

When I was creating the Summary and Detailed reports for the SAS Global Forum paper, I was demonstrating how to link from the weekly chart to the detailed report about the week.  On my first try with my Week Filter based on the date value – it just would not work.  Eeek!  To fix the problem...
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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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SAS Coding: 3 Data Set Tricks in PROC SQL

April 12, 2012
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SAS Coding: 3 Data Set Tricks in PROC SQL

Maybe you are like me and your SAS programs frequently bounce from PROC SQL to data steps depending on the task at hand. Some things you cannot do in PROC SQL as easily as the data step and vice versa.  Here’s 3 data set tricks that I have successfully used with PROC SQL.  These...
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Using SAS to Automatically Forecast

April 6, 2012
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Using SAS to Automatically Forecast

In honor of Easter, here’s a rare egg for the BI Notes blog – information about SAS statistical products! Today guest blogger Phil Low offers some insight about some of the other SAS procedures, particularly those used for the forecasting. Would You Manually Forecast 60,000 Data Items? Ever wake up to find you have...
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Check the Log Macro

April 2, 2012
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SAS Enterprise Guide: Check the Log Macro

I created a LogCheck macro to review the log during a batch process. The SAS log files can be rather large and it is so much easier if you can just extract the issues in an easy to understand format. This macro reads in each line of the log file and keeps...
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