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Tips and tricks for building information maps, reports, and dashboards.

Data Visualization
SAS Visual Analytics

Creating a Web Analytics Report in SAS Visual Analytics 8.1

Recently I was asked to create a Web Analytics dashboard on spec. I decided to use the latest version SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 so I could review the new features. When we wrote the Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics book, we were using beta versions of the application. Here’s some of the process I used […]

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SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics: Design Versus Reality

Recently, Alan Hjemsted Muller from Denmark contacted me with some additional ideas about he had with solving dashboard issues. He provided a gorgeous dashboard that is used in the Elsinore Municipality. This dashboard (in Danish) – it is about a kindergarten.  He offered to send it in English but I like it in Danish. It allows […]

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Management Console

SAS Visual Analytics 7.4: Modern Theme Vs Classic Theme

At the SAS Global Forum 2016 the SAS Viya platform was announced and part of the platform was SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics converting to the HTML5 interface. Noticeable changes were that the Designer and the Explorer have merged into one interface and there is a spiffy new color Modern theme. Dr. Goodnight […]

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BI Tools

3 Methods to Remove Data from the HDFS VAPUBLIC Directory

When working with HDFS, you are often loading data to the various directories to upload into SAS Visual Analytics. However, sometimes you want to remove that data. Here’s three different ways to remove the data. Method 1: Use the SAS VA Administrator Tools If you have access to the Manage Environment area, you can use the […]

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Stored Processes
Visual Analytics

It’s Easy to Add a Stored Process to SAS Visual Analytics

Not all data belongs in SAS Visual Analytics – it’s true. You may have situations where you want to filter and zoom on data and then look at the data in another system. Maybe it’s a list of items that the user wants to follow-up on in a different method. If you are using a […]

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