Posts Tagged ‘ syntax ’

NOTE: Wrap-Up on Test Coverage and MCOVERAGE

January 10, 2014
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I've spent this week describing the functionality and purpose of the MCOVERAGE system option introduced in SAS V9.3. Coverage testing is an important consideration for your testing strategy - it's important to know how much of your code has been tested...
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NOTE: Expanding Our Use of MCOVERAGE for Coverage Analysis of our Macro Testing

January 9, 2014
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NOTE: Expanding Our Use of MCOVERAGE for Coverage Analysis of our Macro Testing

Over the last few days I've been revealing the features and benefits of the MCOVERAGE system option introduced in SAS V9.3. This system option creates a log file to show which lines of our macro(s) were executed, e.g. during our tests.Knowing that we t...
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NOTE: Making Sense of MCOVERAGE for Coverage Testing of Your Macros

January 8, 2014
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Over the last couple of days I've been uncovering the MCOVERAGE system option for coverage of testing of macro code. Coverage testing shows which lines were executed by your tests (and which were not). Clearly, knowing the percentage of code lines that...
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NOTE: Macro Coverage in Testing (MCOVERAGE)

January 7, 2014
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Yesterday I introduced the MCOVERAGE system option (introduced in V9.3) for capturing coverage of macro execution. This is useful in testing, to be sure you executed all lines of your macro. This may take more than one execution of your macro, with different input parameters and data.

I finished yesterday's post by showing the...
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NOTE: Macros Newness in 9.4 and 9.3 (MCOVERAGE)

January 6, 2014
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NOTE: Macros Newness in 9.4 and 9.3 (MCOVERAGE)

The SAS macro language is almost as old as SAS itself (who knows exactly?) so you'd think the need to add new functionality would have ceased - particularly with the ability to access most DATA step functions through %sysexec. But apparently not...SAS ...
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NOTE: SAS 9.4 is Functioning Well

July 15, 2013
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The unveiling of a new version of SAS always brings big, exciting new features and capabilities, but I love checking-out the detail too. New functions (and new function parameters) invariably provide interest too. SAS 9.4 brings the DS2 la...
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NOTE: SAS9.4 Documentation Now Available

July 12, 2013
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NOTE: SAS9.4 Documentation Now Available

It's good to see the appearance of the SAS 9.4 documentation publicly in the last day or so. I shall be scouring it over the weekend! SAS 9.4 undoubtedly provides new capabilities for programmers and data analysts, but it also promises simplified an...
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NOTE: Describe Your Table in SAS to Write the SQL Code

June 17, 2013
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A week or so back I highlighted two best paper winners from this year's SAS Global Forum - Steve Overton and John Heaton - and I then subsequently highlighted one of John's papers. I thought I should do the same for Steve, but then I saw a blog post fr...
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