SAS Enterprise Guide: Suppress Output Data tab when programming

Have you ever waited a bit for SAS Enterprise Guide to display the Output Data tab when submitting a SAS program that generates multiple output tables?  Or, perhaps your program only generates one big output table but it takes a little while for it to surface on the Output Data [...]

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I can see clearly now thanks to this SAS student

With any software program, there are always new tips and tricks to learn, and nobody can know them all. Sometimes I even pick up tips or techniques from my students while they’re learning broader programming tips from me. Like fine wine, instructors only get better with age. Every customer interaction [...]

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Chris Hemedinger reveals all the secrets to custom tasks in SAS EG

To thousands of end users around the world, SAS® Enterprise Guide is a productivity tool for data management, analytics, reporting and SAS programming.  As many features as SAS Enterprise Guide offers, these still represent just a fraction of what people can do with SAS. That's why a growing number of [...]

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SAS Training: Show up and learn

Fear was written large on the faces of my class as I walked in to set up my SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) course. Participants talked in hushed tones and I wondered what this was all about. I was soon to find out during the introductions. Here are some snippets from [...]

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Analytics 2014: Shopping and forecasting

Giovanni Monopoli is the Strategic Analysis and Financial Planning Manager within the Finance Department at QVC Italy. Next month, he’ll be presenting at the Analytics 2014 conference in Frankfurt, Germany about how the broadcast channel uses analytics – specifically SAS Forecast Studio. With live broadcasts 17 hours a day, QVC [...]

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Applying conditional highlighting to a SAS Enterprise Guide report

Here’s my latest tip on how to apply conditional highlighting to a SAS Enterprise Guide report using the Summary Tables task. The Summary Tables task is a great way to point and click your way to creating simple or complex reports. Conditional highlighting is just one additional feature you can [...]

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Go further building custom graphs and reports with SAS Enterprise Guide

I probably shouldn’t admit this…  When I first started learning the SAS programming language 15 years ago, I just couldn’t figure out how to easily create pretty, customized graphs and reports.  So, I would prepare my data in SAS, then export to some other application to produce my results.  I [...]

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Next best thing since sliced bread - SAS Enterprise Guide

I recently had a student in a SAS Enterprise Guide class declare that EG was the next best thing since sliced bread. I couldn't have agreed with her more! In this post, I‘ll share four ways where EG outperforms SAS code –yes I know you’re a codeaholic dear reader, but these reasons [...]

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Free SAS training - how can you resist?

SAS Education has released a free training course on What's New in the SAS® Add-In 5.1 for Microsoft Office, SAS® Enterprise Guide® 5.1, and SAS® 9.3 Stored Processes. With this free training course you can stay up-to-date on the latest features and functionality in some of the most popular SAS Business [...]

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Do I have to choose between Excel and SAS?

This question came up while helping my presales colleague with a client’s question: “Is Microsoft Excel in direct competition with SAS?” Not really. I like to think of SAS as partnering with Excel. Because of the following Excel benefits and its synergy with SAS. Excel has been around for years. [...]

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