Who says anyone is an expert at something? I definitely do not when it comes to SAS (well, anything for that matter). Each time I sit through a presentation at a conference I learn something new. During the SAS Western Users Conference, fondly know as WUSS, this month I learned two new and awesome tricks for using SAS Enterprise Guide.
Trick #1 - Jump through the log
Ok, ok, I should have known about this already given that my co-author Tricia Aanderud posted about this trick in April. But as most of you know, it is difficult to keep up with everything out there.
Note in the below example I have 13 pages of logs that I would need to jump through to see the first issue. All WARNINGS and ERRORS are accessed via the up/down arrow.
Trick #2 - Create additional process flows to organize your work
When organizing projects, multiple process flows allow you to select areas of the project to run or schedule. I've had some awfully large SAS Enterprise Guide projects in my past. Using this trick would have saved me manual time selecting individual items that I wanted to run in sequence.
In the example below, I have 3 process flows ('Initial Review', 'Analysis', and 'Report').
If you don't think you can learn something new, I challenge you to attend a regional SAS User Group conference this fall. Bet you will discover some new awesome idea or trick to implement back at your workplace!