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Taming SAS Stored Process Selection List Prompts

August 7, 2013 – 1:25 pm | One Comment

I like most things SAS.  But there are of course some features that I wish were implemented differently.  One of those is selection list prompts.  
The good news is, even when SAS implements something in a way that I find, well let’s say, surprising, there is often a way to use some other part of SAS to adjust the situation.  
For me, that often means …

Killer New Log Summary Feature in SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1!

July 22, 2013 – 7:05 am | 3 Comments
SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1

Hey brilliant SAS Institute developers – I love your new SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1 Log Summary feature!  When I was reading through the What’s New in SAS 9.4 for SAS EG 6.1 there were only a few entries.  But BAM! the second bullet made me run over to the demo machine to see what I was missing:

improved programmer productivity with the new Log Summary window, which lists all …

Using an Autocall Macro Library in SAS BI

July 10, 2013 – 7:26 am | 6 Comments
Macro Library

 a SAS programmer, I am dependent on my SAS autocall macro library.  It stores a bunch of utility macros that I use on a daily basis. When I started learning about stored processes and other BI tools, one of my first thoughts was “How can I access all of my utility macros?”  And it turns out, it’s pretty straight forward to define an autocall library …

3 Tips for Testing Large Data on Slow Connections or Escaping Upper Hell

May 26, 2013 – 11:09 pm | 5 Comments

Do you ever find yourself wondering if you are paying for sins from a past life while you wait for SAS Enterprise Guide to show your data?  If you review Dante’s Circles of Hell – I’m pretty sure this situation was one of things he was trying to describe in ancient language.  There is no way the agony of waiting for data to appear with a …

These are a Few of My Favorite Things… about the SAS Enterprise Guide Program Editor

March 27, 2013 – 6:00 am | 4 Comments

This is the last of what I planned as a three-part miniseries sharing some thoughts on using SAS Enterprise Guide as a programmer.  The first couple posts described what I think of as big benefits of Enterprise Guide: using process flows as a workspace to organize the code in a project; and making it easier to run code on a remote (UNIX) server.  This last post …