Use Percent of Total and Reference Lines to ask better business questions

Reference lines on a visualization are used to help identify goals or targets, acceptable or unacceptable ranges, etc; basically any metric that puts a frame of reference around the values on the visualization. The Percent of Total of a metric is used to help identify a part-to-whole relationship. It answers […]

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Locating Modified Content

As a SAS administrator, you may face situations where you need to locate content that has been modified in the system since a given point in time. If the system has many content developers, discovering all of the folders, libraries, tables, reports, explorations, and similar items that have been modified can be […]

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Two steps to update your SAS License and check if it is updated

One of the jobs of SAS Administrators is keeping the SAS license current.  In the past, all you needed to do was update the license for Foundation SAS and  you were done. This task can be performed by selecting the Renew SAS Software option in the SAS Deployment Manager. More recently, […]

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15 top Global Forum 2016 papers for SAS administrators

I look forward to SAS Global Forum each year and this past conference ranked up that as one of the best I've ever attended. This year there were so many wonderful presentations, Super Demos and workshops on the topic of administration of SAS and the underlying hardware infrastructure needed for SAS […]

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Auditing using the SAS Environment Manager Report Center– tips and tricks

As an addendum to my previous two blogs on using the SAS Environment Manager Report Center, this blog illustrates further tips and tricks you can use to help make the creation of your custom reports easier. The Ad-Hoc Reporting section of the Report Center is specifically designed to provide a […]

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Creating custom reports from the Data Mart

My previous blog discussed the SAS Environment Manager Report Center, and talked about its organization, and how to start using some of the prompts to get the reports you want. The next step is to learn to use some of the example reports provided to help you design your own, production-level […]

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Is your new grid behaving oddly?

New default parameter values for Platform Suite for SAS Sometimes, when your kids grow older, they change their habits and you don’t recognize their behaviors any more. “We play this game every year at the beach. Don’t you like it anymore?” you ask. “Dad, I’m not seven years old any […]

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Accessing SPD Engine Data using Hive

With the release of SAS® 9.4 M3, you can now access SAS Scalable Performance Data Engine (SPD Engine) data using Hive. SAS provides a custom Hive SerDe for reading SAS SPD Engine data stored on HDFS, enabling users to access the SPD Engine table from other applications. The SPD Engine […]

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Let me help you with that! A technical SAS resource guide

On the search for some SAS notes, workarounds or sample code? What you may not know is that there are a ton of SAS resources out there providing examples, tips and tricks that are great to have in your tool belt! Many of these resources provide sufficient insight and resolutions […]

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SAS Visual Analytics autoload configuration made easy

In the past, configuring a new autoload library for SAS Visual Analytics was a manual process involving steps to create very specific folder structures and to copy and edit scripts and SAS programs. No more! Updates to the SAS Deployment Manager have added a new task that creates and configures new autoload libraries […]

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