SAS Tips and Tricks

Create and use hash objects in SAS

The SAS hash object is meant to enable you to quickly and efficiently store, search, and retrieve data based on lookup keys , Conceptually, the hash object provides programmers the means to easily define and utilize a hash table within the Data Step.


SAS developed different in-memory technics to perform lookup. In this tips and tricks, we will have a look to the main SAS programming technics allowing you to perform lookup then we will focus on hash objects. Main topics will be :

  • Creation of Hash object using hardcoded lookup values
  • Creation of Hash object using lookup values stored in dataset
  • Utilization of the hash objects in Data Step
  • Special consideration will be done regarding missing values, ordered sequence, variable length, return codes (etc.)


You have some SAS experience and would like to create and use hash objects in order to speed up your lookup.

Quick Facts

  • Scheduled date: Course not yet scheduled
  • Duration :3 Hours
  • Fee :240 Euros (VAT Exclusive)
  • Language: French/English
  • Included: Coffees, tips and tricks material

Christophe Kabacinski

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Course Location

This course will be organized at : Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 1000 Bruxelles

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