SAS Tips and Tricks

Summary

SAS Tips and Tricks consists of half days/full days of knowledge transfer in SAS programming language and are organized by an motivated SAS Expert who combines theory and demonstration to helps you refreshing your SAS skills, discover news technics and meet other experts.

Organized for employees, sessions are organized on a monthly basis in our business center (near Brussels-North train station) and, to guaranty an optimal quality, the number of participants is limited to 8 persons. Contact us to assist to a session (scheduled or not) or click the register button in the course details, we will recontact you with more informations.

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Topic list

The SAS data step is the most important step of a SAS program and corresponds to the step where the data are created. This tips and tricks guides you on the major statements of this step allowing you to create data in the best way.

This tips and tricks goes beyond of the simple Base SAS Report creation and helps you to organize and export them to PDF, XLSX or HTML using ODS. An introduction to other technics will be done as well.

SAS formats are instruction that SAS uses to write data values. You use formats to control the written appearance of data values, or, in some cases, to group data values together for analysis. You can create format manually with hardcoded values or from datasets, you can store them in permanent library, share them and also use build-in format (etc.) every thing you want to know about SAS format should be present in this tips and tricks.

Reading flat files in SAS Data Step gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of data quality and data manipulation. However, problem may arise when files are huge with poor data quality. In this tips and tricks we will have a look to the heart of the Data Step manipulation and learn to do as much as we can do in this important step: applying data quality rules, creating error datasets, selecting good variables and records (etc.)

Base SAS contains couple of very nice procedures to create reports on your data . This tips and tricks shows you an overview of the most popular including The Proc Tabulate which is one of the most powerful SAS reporting Procedure.

Level= Beginner

Starting with a new software and programming language is not easy. This tips and tricks helps you to understand the basics in SAS and how to access your data , sample data and help files in order to start in the good direction.

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