Posts Tagged ‘ data step ’

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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Jedi SAS Tricks: FUNC(y) Formats

May 10, 2012
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In the previous episode, we built our own custom SAS function - a masterful trick indeed. Gordon Keener, a developer here at SAS, responded exuberantly "You think that's cool? - try THIS!" and proceeded to demonstrate prodigious powers with the SAS by ...
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Jedi SAS Tricks: These aren’t the droids… Episode 1

January 13, 2012
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How the power of the Force makes ridding yourself of problematic characters so much easier! I recently was invited to become an alternate instructor for Ron Cody’s SAS Business Knowledge Series class, "SAS Functions by Example", and had the privilege...
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Bad words in SAS – PG rating

October 12, 2011
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Picture this – a student grabs the Programming 1 textbook, scans it quickly seemingly searching for something specific, and shakes his head indicating an unsuccessful search. He plants himself smack dab in the front row, looks me squarely in the eye,...
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How to use SAS DATA step to copy a file from anywhere

June 17, 2011
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SAS-based processes are critical to many organizations, but sometimes the trickiest part of your job falls into one or both of these activities: Getting stuff from the outside world "into" SAS. (Once it's in SAS, as many of you know, the world is...
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How to use SAS DATA step to copy a file from anywhere

June 17, 2011
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SAS-based processes are critical to many organizations, but sometimes the trickiest part of your job falls into one or both of these activities: Getting stuff from the outside world "into" SAS. (Once it's in SAS, as many of you know, the world is your ...
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Jedi SAS Tricks: Email from the Front – Part 2

February 15, 2011
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Jedi SAS Tricks: Email from the Front – Part 2

In my last blog post, I discussed how to use SAS options to send unattended email using an SMTP server. In this segment, I’ll tackle creating “pretty” email (using HTML) and sending out emails with attachments. First, I produced a basic repo...
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Jedi SAS Tricks: Email from the Front – Part 1

February 7, 2011
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I’m responsible for a SAS program that runs nightly in batch on a Linux server here at SAS. I am also a road warrior, and routine status checking via a remote connection is often tricky, and sometimes impossible due to unstable hotel intern...
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