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Using FILENAME ZIP to unzip and read data files in SAS

I've written about how to use the FILENAME ZIP method to read and update ZIP files in your SAS programs. The ZIP method was added ... Read More

How to convert a Unix datetime to a SAS datetime

I watched with wonder as each of my daughters learned how to "tell time." Early in their primary school careers, they brought home worksheets that ... Read More

How to compare SAS programs in SAS Enterprise Guide

Copy/paste is my favorite method for creating new SAS programs. In my work projects, I maintain a sort of genealogy of SAS programs, because the ... Read More

Project Reviewer task and Copy Files task: refreshed for v7.1

Two popular SAS custom tasks have recently been updated for SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1. Most custom tasks that I've shared will work without modification across ... Read More

Can you learn how to create custom tasks?

To develop a custom task for use in SAS Enterprise Guide (or SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office), you need a few things: A working ... Read More

How to split one data set into many

Back in the day when the prison system forced inmates to perform "hard labor", folks would say (of someone in prison): "He's busy making little ... Read More

SAS employees are now easier to spot on Communities

Since the launch of Communities on SAS, hundreds of SAS employees have been among you. Some SAS employees made themselves known by selecting a telling ... Read More

Using SAS Enterprise Guide with your local SAS installation

If you have SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS for Windows installed on a machine together, they should Just Work. There is no special setup required. ... Read More

Why your DDE programs don't work anymore

Hello, 1992 called. They want their DDE Excel automation back. Perhaps the title of this article is too pessimistic. Of course your SAS programs that ... Read More

New SAS programming features in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 began shipping last week. Of the many new features, some are "biggies" while others are more subtle. My favorite new features ... Read More