Posts Tagged ‘ data sets ’

Turn your data set into a DATA step program

January 21, 2013
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Turn your data set into a DATA step program

Sometimes I need to "disassemble" a SAS data set into a DATA step program. It's kind of like creating a "freeze-dried" version of the data that you can carry around and use anywhere, re-hydrating it in the SAS session where you next need it. Some example uses for this: Build
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Comparing data set schemas in SAS

August 15, 2012
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Comparing data set schemas in SAS

The project that I'm currently working on requires several input data tables, and those tables must have a specific schema. That is, each input table must contain columns of a specific name, type, and length in order for the rest of the system to function correctly. The schema requirements aren't
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Using Windows PowerShell to view your SAS data dictionary

May 9, 2012
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Using Windows PowerShell to view your SAS data dictionary

In a previous post I showed how you can use Windows PowerShell (with the SAS Local Data Provider) to create a SAS data set viewer.  This approach doesn't require that you have SAS installed, and allows you to read or export the records within a SAS data set file. In
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Build your own SAS data set viewer using PowerShell

April 12, 2012
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Build your own SAS data set viewer using PowerShell

In about 30 lines of PowerShell script, we can build a SAS data set viewer that: Does not require SAS on the PC Provides very basic filtering capability Also allows for easy export to CSV All you need is the ability to run PowerShell scripts, and the SAS Local Data
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Look before you buy: peek at your data details before opening

November 16, 2010
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Look before you buy: peek at your data details before opening

Are you afraid of big commitments? Do you like to shop around thoroughly before making a purchase decision? I can't help you with most of Life's Big Choices, but I can help you in one way: I can show you how to learn more about your data set...
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