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How to detect SAS data sets that contain (or do not contain) character variables

March 11, 2019
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How to detect SAS data sets that contain (or do not contain) character variables

A SAS programmer posted an interesting question on a SAS discussion forum. The programmer wanted to iterate over hundreds of SAS data sets, read in all the character variables, and then do some analysis. However, not every data set contains character variables, and SAS complains when you ask it to

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How to conditionally terminate a SAS batch flow process in UNIX/Linux

March 5, 2019
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How to conditionally terminate a SAS batch flow process in UNIX/Linux

In automated production (or business operations) environments, we often run SAS job flows in batch mode and on schedule. SAS job flow is a collection of several inter-dependent SAS programs executed as a single process. In my earlier posts, Running SAS programs in batch under Unix/Linux and Let SAS write

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We’re moving on: SAS Learning Post has merged with SAS Users

February 27, 2019
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The SAS Learning post has merged with the SAS Users blog to provide you with all the training, certification, books, events, and programming tips you need. The post We’re moving on: SAS Learning Post has merged with SAS Users appeared first on SAS Lear...
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New Performance-Based Certification: Write SAS Code During Your Exam

February 13, 2019
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SAS has worked with our exam delivery partners to integrate a live lab into an exam, which can be delivered anywhere, anytime, on-demand. The post New Performance-Based Certification: Write SAS Code During Your Exam appeared first on SAS Learning Post....
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Convert a text-based measurement to a number in SAS

February 8, 2019
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Convert a text-based measurement to a number in SAS

Regular expressions are a powerful method for finding specific patterns in text. The syntax of regular expressions is intimidating, but once you've solved a few pattern-recognition problems with regex, you'll never go back to your old methods.

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How to split a raw file or a data set into many external raw files

February 6, 2019
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How to split a raw file or a data set into many external raw files

Recently, I worked on a cybersecurity project that entailed processing a staggering number of raw text files about web traffic. Millions of rows had to be read and parsed to extract variable values. The problem was complicated by the varying records composition. Each external raw file was a collection of

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Webpage scraping made easy with PROC HTTP

February 5, 2019
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SAS Press author Matt Windham shows you how to use the SAS procedure PROC HTTP to grab raw data from a website. The post Webpage scraping made easy with PROC HTTP appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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Using built-in Git operations in SAS

January 17, 2019
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Using built-in Git operations in SAS

SAS supports direct integration for Git from Base SAS (via functions), SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Studio, and SAS Data Integration Studio. Read this article to learn how to use Git more effectively in your SAS processes.

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