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Introducing The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book

April 13, 2017
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Introducing The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book

There is a new member of The Little SAS Book family: The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book.  This book is for people who use SAS Enterprise Guide as their interface.  EG is a point-and-click interface for SAS, but it’s great for programmers too.  And this book includes a new chapter covering the wonderful features...
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Learn about SAS Studio, SAS Enterprise Guide and (drumroll) SAS Viya at SAS Global Forum 2017!

February 14, 2017
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When mentioning to friends that I’m going to Orlando for SAS Global Forum 2107, they asked if I would be taking my kids. Clearly my friends have not attended a SAS Global Forum before as there have been years where I never even left the hotel! My kids would NOT enjoy it… but,

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Tip for coding your color values in SAS Enterprise Guide

February 7, 2017
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Tip for coding your color values in SAS Enterprise Guide

Colors are the subject of many romantic poems and songs, but there isn't much romance to be found in their hexadecimal values. With apologies to Van Morrison: ...Skipping and a jumping In the misty morning fog with Our hearts a thumpin' and you My cx662F14 eyed girl When it comes

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Using the DATA step debugger in SAS Enterprise Guide

December 1, 2016
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Using the DATA step debugger in SAS Enterprise Guide

In my earlier post about WHERE and IF statements, I announced that the DATA step debugger has finally arrived in SAS Enterprise Guide. (I admit that I might have buried the lead in that post.) Let's use this post to talk about the new debugger and how it works. First,

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Debugging the difference between WHERE and IF in SAS

November 27, 2016
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Debugging the difference between WHERE and IF in SAS

In the DATA step, the WHERE statement and the IF statement (a.k.a. the "subsetting IF") have similar functions. In many scenarios, they produce identical results. But new SAS programmers are taught early on that these two statements work very differently, and in important ways. To understand the differences, it helps

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The Copy Files task is going legit (and moving)

November 14, 2016
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The Copy Files task is going legit (and moving)

I've supplied dozens of custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide, but the Copy Files task is easily the most popular. The Copy Files task allows you to capture "file transfer" steps inside your process flow, so that you can automate any file upload and download operations between your PC and

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New features in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1

October 25, 2016
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SAS Enterprise Guide has come a long way since version 1.0 was released in 1999! Are any of you original users that remember the Help characters, Clippy, Peedy or Merlin?  I was working as a statistician for another company that year, and I attended a SAS user group meeting where

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Tip: How to close all data sets in SAS Enterprise Guide

October 18, 2016
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Tip: How to close all data sets in SAS Enterprise Guide

Have you seen this error when running a program in SAS Enterprise Guide? ERROR: You cannot open WORK.YOURDATA.DATA for output access with member-level control because WORK.YOURDATA.DATA is in use by you in resource environment IOM ROOT COMP ENV. It has a simple cause: the data set that your program is

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