Posts Tagged ‘ macros ’

The First Snow of the Season in Saskatoon

October 28, 2013
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Last week I had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Saskatoon SAS user group (SUCCESS) with the assistance of a vibrant, strong and engaged Executive Committee. My colleague Carolyn Cunnison remarked that I seemed to be smiling constantly while I was ...
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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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Does your SAS code know what time it is? Add a timestamp.

December 20, 2012
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In 1986 the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, License to Ill, and the last track posed a question: “What’s the time?”  The Beasties answered with an anthem, “It’s time to get ill.”  I think Peter Cr...
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SAS Code: Simple Macro to Benchmark Data Performance

August 8, 2012
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SAS Code: Simple Macro to Benchmark Data Performance

When troubleshooting data performance problems, IO problems, or simple library connectivity, I use a simple snippet of code to push the data storage to the limits.  It is useful because it stresses the data storage component, whether it be a SAS dataset on local file storage or an external database like Oracle, and it...
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Jedi SAS Tricks: Building a Name Suffix variable list

November 18, 2011
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If you’ve taken one of my SAS classes you may recall “Mark’s 3 rules of programming”, the first of which is “Lazy programmers are GOOD programmers.”  One of the things I love about best about SAS programming is the plethora of functions an...
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Making SAS Interactive (Part 2): Using %window and %display

March 6, 2011
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Making SAS Interactive (Part 2): Using %window and %display

Its the world of GUI. And you are left nowhere if you don't provide the users, the luxury (or rather fulfill the basic needs) of giving a Graphical User Interface. This holds good even for SAS. SAS came up with the tool called SAS/AF and SAS EG which p...
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2 Popular SAS Topics, 2 Awesome SAS Instructors, a Pinnacle SAS Event

March 2, 2011
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2 Popular SAS Topics, 2 Awesome SAS Instructors, a Pinnacle SAS Event

Marty HultgrenMichelle BucheckerSAS Global Forum creates a big buzz in the SAS user community, so in order to find out what the fuss is about, I decided to chat with a couple of our instructors who would be going to Las Vegas. In addition to teach...
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