Which tables contribute to that SAS information map?

About a year ago (wow, has it been that long?), I posted an example program that lets you report on the contents of a SAS information map. Using my example, you can see the data items, filters, and folder structure within a given information map. Last week a reader posted […]

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What SAS administrators should know about libraries, metadata, and SAS Enterprise Guide

We sometimes take it for granted, but the concept of the "SAS library" is just about one of the most awesome aspects of The SAS System. You can give your library a name (a library reference, or libref), tell the system how to get to your data (options on a […]

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Do you use SAS Web Report Studio? Help make it better

If you use or have used SAS Web Report Studio, the SAS usability folks want to talk to you. Here is a call for participation: Dear Web Report Studio Users, In order to make SAS Web Report Studio (WRS) a better reporting tool, WRS will be conducting a few different […]

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SAS Web Parts for Microsoft Sharepoint

The content for this post comes from David Henderson, lead software developer for the SAS Web Parts for Microsoft Sharepoint. David talks about these and other ideas for SAS-Sharepoint integration in his SAS Global Forum paper. We are pleased to announce the availability of SAS Web Parts 1.1 for Microsoft […]

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Or you might say "SAS fanatic"...

Yesterday I posted an entry about SAS nerds, but some experts have put it another way: that SAS users are "fanatical" about SAS Business Intelligence solutions. Any way you say it, we've got folks who are passionate about SAS. tags: SAS BI

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He said we're popular!

In this article about next-generation BI, a Forrester analyst cites a few of SAS' strengths and mentions SAS Enterprise Guide specifically: If SAS needs to work on anything, he continues, it's in reducing its dependence on the SAS programming language, which is a requirement to use some advanced features. "With […]

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Lead an application to data: drink faster

In a recent Dr. Dobb's Journal piece, Jim Starkey (senior architect for MySQL ) acknowledges that it's time to embed the power of applications within databases, instead of the other way around. Jim says (italics added by me): I think we can agree that context switches or network round trips […]

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From eWeek's we-told-you-so department

This January 2007 report from eWeek states that specialized skill shortages will swell IT salaries. According to that article, "demand in the software development area will include Business Objects, Java, [Microsoft] developers, SAS programmers and systems architects." (Bold added by me.) I guess their crystal ball is pretty good, because […]

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