“Phew! That tip alone was a life saver,” said a student in one of my SAS SQL classes. “Before, I would have to read about ten Google search results before I could find that content of the sort you shared in class.”
That student was referring to the tip I shared – the compare and contrast SAS data step with PROC SQL join slides. Since this captured the attention of the entire class as well, I thought it would be helpful to share with you as well, dear reader.
As a SAS instructor, I’m very fortunate to rub shoulders with some of the most brilliant minds in the world. You guessed right -- SAS programmers are a brilliant bunch. The sheer amount of work they do to streamline code and process so that business can become more efficient is bound to take anyone’s breath away. They need to be admired, put on a pedestal and worshiped for the value they bring businesses!
I love to see the value savvy customers get from taking a SAS training course. They poke around all kinds of resources to help manage their SAS jobs, whether online, peer-to-peer support or coming to take a class. That’s why they appreciate the top notch content they receive in class. As instructors it’s rewarding to see how customers benefit from our training. It’s totally worth the years of ongoing research we do. Especially breathtaking is to watch how customers light up with the knowledge that they can now apply at work.
Did you find my PROC SQL join with data step comparison useful? Do you have any visuals that you go to time and again that you’d like to share? Have you taken a SAS training class yet? I’d love to hear from you, and hope to see you in class soon!