SAS Enterprise Guide: Quick Tip for Selecting Text in Columns
Earlier in the week I discussed how I used Google Analytics to help me discover topics of the most interest. SAS Enterprise Guide was a popular topic, so here’s a quick tip that I like to use when working with text in columns.
Moving Text around in SAS Enterprise Guide
When it comes to data entry, I can assure you that I put the “Z” in lazzzzzzzzzzzzzy. Blech, I hate it more than pie charts. It’s the first thing I’ll have my home robot do when they finally become as normal as a refrigerator. So here’s a tip to save you some keystrokes. When you copy text in SAS EG, you generally have to copy entire rows, but sometimes you just need a list of variable names or the variable values.
When you need to copy a column of data, do the following:
- Hold the ALT key while clicking and dragging to select the column. The column turns blue so you know it works.
- Press Ctrl+C to copy the column.
- Click where you want to place the text and press Ctrl+V to paste it. Then you can make any edits you desire.
Applying this Trick In Other Areas
- Select Tools > Options. Then go to the Results > Results General tab.
- Select the Text output to get the Results Listing.
- After you run your code – go to the Results Listing tab and apply the trick I just showed you.
- You can paste this text into your WHERE statement.
More SAS Enterprise Guide Tips
- 3 Quick Tips for Working with Data in SAS Enterprise Guide
- Best Practices: Letting SAS Enterprise Guide Write MDX Code for SAS OLAP Cubes
- Create your first SAS Stored Process in One Little Minute
- Tips & Tricks for Editing a Data Table Directly from SAS Enterprise Guide
- Creating a Dashboard with a SAS Stored Process to use in SAS Web Report Studio
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