How to search your SAS Enterprise Guide project files

If you are like many SAS Enterprise Guide users, you've amassed a large collection of project files (EGP files) that contain important content: programs, logs, notes, results, and more. However, to most tools and processes, the EGP file is opaque. That is, you can't see what's inside of it unless […]

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Doing more with SAS Enterprise Guide automation

Have you ever selected File->Schedule Project or Schedule->Process Flow in SAS Enterprise Guide? Are you curious about what magic these actions will trigger? Here's what happens: SAS Enterprise Guide creates a VBScript program that contains the instructions to start SAS Enterprise Guide, load your project, run your project or flow, […]

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Review your metadata profiles using SAS Enterprise Guide automation

We call it the "metadata profile", but really it's like a telephone number that connects you to your SAS environment. Just as a telephone number has component parts (country code, area code, exchange), the metadata profile contains information that allow you to "dial in" to your SAS servers. This information […]

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Using Windows PowerShell to report on your SAS Enterprise Guide project files

This blog post is a "mashup" of a couple of my previous posts, combining the lessons to create something brand new that I hope you will find useful.  First, let's review what we know: SAS Enterprise Guide supports a scriptable object model, which allows you to write scripts or programs […]

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Running Windows PowerShell Scripts

Windows PowerShell is one of my favorite tools to use for gathering information from my PC and network, and also for automating processes.  If you are familiar with UNIX shells (such as Korn shell or its variants), you will probably be very comfortable with Windows PowerShell.  Just like its UNIX […]

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Using SAS Enterprise Guide to run programs in batch

SAS Enterprise Guide is best known as an interactive interface to SAS, but did you know that you can use it to run batch-style programs as well? SAS Enterprise Guide has always offered an automation object model, which allows you to use scripting languages (such as VBScript or Windows PowerShell) […]

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