Visual Analytics

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Information Maps

3 Killer Tips for Coding INFOMAPS for Your BI Dashboard

In  Using the INFOMAPS Procedure Part 1 post, I showed you how to code a simple SAS information map with a filter for use with BI Dashboard. In this post, I’ll show you some additional tricks for using PROC INFOMAPS that are intended to work with a dashboards.  Tip #1: Careful when Using An Information Map […]

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BI Tools
Dashboards
Data Visualization

Need “All” as a Choice for Your Dynamic Prompt?

What I like the most about the dynamic prompts available for the stored process and SAS Enterprise Guide is that a lot of the work is done for you.  For instance, some prompts have built-in error checking and a built-in selection for selecting all values.  Without a doubt it’s one of the better product features.   […]

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BI Tools
Dashboards

SAS BI Dashboard: Don’t Forget the Timestamp

If you are getting ready to rollout a new SAS BI dashboard, make sure you have a timestamp or Data Last Refreshed where the users can easily see it.  If it’s a real time dashboard (or near real time) then the user wants to know the last time the data was pulled. For instance, if […]

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Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics: Maps and Data! Come on Down!

When I was younger I would watch the Price is Right with my grandma – we loved to hear the announcer say, “Come on DOWN!”  There was so much excitement and enthusiasm as the selected contestant ran screaming down the aisle!  It’s exactly how I felt when I saw how awesome the maps were in […]

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Dashboards
Data Visualization

Tips for Starting Your Dashboard Layout

When planning a dashboard sometimes the biggest obstacle is just layout.  I might be over generalizing here but I suspect most SAS BI Developers do not have an extensive background in art design. When you are working with end users, they may have a difficult time picturing how a final dashboard will appear.  While the […]

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