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Tricia Aanderud's Blog – October 2012 Archive (4)

SAS Stored Process: Using Alternating Background Color with PROC REPORT

I remember when I began learning how to program using SAS.  One of my first tasks was to create a set of reports that listed the trouble tickets from the customer.  This was before it was easy to get information from SAS to Excel and the goal was to have the reports on the website so it could be reviewed easily.

All Hail My SAS Heroes!

PROC REPORT results were ugly and hard to read - the manager did not complain but he wasn't impressed.  What a breakthrough when I found…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on October 30, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

BI Dashboard: Flex Theme Designer Makes it Personal

The first thing many customers want to do is make their SAS BI Dashboard to look more like "them". They want their organizational branding (their logo, colors, and corporate identity). If that task has fallen on your, here's some guidance about how to accomplish that task.

What the Heck is the Flex Theme Designer?



The SAS BI Dashboard is an Adobe…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on October 18, 2012 at 5:40am — No Comments

SAS Code: Show the Values of All Macro Variables in Your SAS Session

SAS Business Intelligence applications use global macro variables to store information about the environment as well as prompt values entered by a user. When developing a Stored Process it is often helpful to review the values of these macro variables. A simple %PUT statement, %PUT _GLOBAL_ ; , will write a listing of the values of all global macro variables to the log, but the formatting leaves a lot to be desired. This post describes a simple utility macro,…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on October 12, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

Working with Big Data in SAS BI

Steve Overton is working on his SAS Global Forum 2013 paper idea! I don't want to give away his secret - but he wants to show some ways to work with Big Data. First he has to load the big data into his demo system - here's some tricks he has learned.

Do you know some others? Share them!

SAS Administration: Process Data Faster in RDBMS by Buffering the Data in Memory

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on October 3, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

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