Posts Tagged ‘ SAS custom tasks ’

Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Express to debug custom tasks

February 11, 2014
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Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Express to debug custom tasks

It's true: you can use the Microsoft Visual Studio Express tools to build custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office. And I said as much in my book, Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET. I even provided step-by-step instructions for how
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A custom task to check your data cardinality

October 18, 2013
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A custom task to check your data cardinality

The other day I showed how to check your data cardinality by using a simple SAS program. I also promised to provide a custom task that makes the process even easier within SAS Enterprise Guide. Today I'm delivering on that promise. I've just added the custom task to the support.sas.com
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Process Interruptus: a custom task to pause your process flow

October 8, 2013
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Process Interruptus: a custom task to pause your process flow

Traditionally, SAS users like their processes to behave like Ron Popeil's famous rotisserie: they want to set it and forget it. That's the definition of a batch process. You work like heck to get it ready to run, then you push the button (or schedule it) and walk away. But
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Export and download any file from SAS Enterprise Guide

May 20, 2013
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Export and download any file from SAS Enterprise Guide

Last week I alluded to some very useful applications of the Copy Files task. This is one of them. Using the SAS programming language, you can manipulate data and create files of just about any size, shape, and format: Excel, PDF, CSV, RTF, and more. A challenge for SAS Enterprise
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Special steps for installing the custom tasks that you download

May 19, 2013
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Special steps for installing the custom tasks that you download

Recent versions of SAS Enterprise Guide (version 5.1 and later) use Microsoft .NET 4.0, which enforces additional security requirements before running custom task DLLs that you download from the Web, including those that you download from support.sas.com. Because these task DLLs are downloaded from the (big and scary) Internet, the
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An FTP-style task in SAS Enterprise Guide: user-driven fixes

May 16, 2013
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An FTP-style task in SAS Enterprise Guide: user-driven fixes

A few months ago I released the Copy Files task for use with SAS Enterprise Guide. The task allows you to transfer any files between your PC and a SAS Workspace session, much like an FTP process. It doesn't rely on FTP though; it uses a combination of SAS code,
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Custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide: Q&A

March 18, 2013
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Last week I delivered a SAS Talks session: Introduction to Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide (click to watch it). I promised that I would share a collection of resources where you can learn more information. First, here is a round-up of the custom tasks that I mentioned, with links
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Upcoming SAS Talks: Custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide

February 26, 2013
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Upcoming SAS Talks: Custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide

If you're using SAS Enterprise Guide and you're not using custom tasks, you're missing out! Custom tasks are new features you can plug in – features that weren't originally packaged with the software. (And contrary to the Pulp-O-Mizer poster that I created, they do not come FROM OUTER SPACE. Usually.)
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