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Introduced with Visual Analytics 8.2 is a new object named: Key Value. The intent of this object is call attention to an aggregated value for a measure, a category, or both. In this post you'll learn more about working with the Key Value Object in SAS Visual Analytics.
This post addresses connecting to SAS Viya using a One-Time-Password generated by SAS 9.4. We'll learn more about SAS Viya connecting with SAS 9.4 and talk about how this authentication flow operates and when we are likely to require it.
In SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 on Viya 3.3, there are a number of new data features available. I’ll cover a few of these new features including the new data plan and data item features in SAS Visual Analytics in this blog.
Often, in addition to content, an administrator will want to save configuration so that it can be reloaded or updated and applied to a different system. You have the ability to save and reload SAS Viya configuration using command-line interfaces. Learn more in this post.
Logs. They can be an administrator’s best friend or a thorn in their side. Thankfully, the chances of that happening with your SAS Viya 3.3 deployment is greatly reduced due to the automatic log management in SAS Viya, which archives log files every day.
You will not find an object in SAS Visual Analytics named Dynamic Text. Instead, you will find a Text object that allows you to insert dynamically driven data items. By using the Text object’s dynamic capabilities you can build custom report titles, object titles, emphasize measures and even supply the last modified time of the data source in your SAS Visual Analytics Report. In this post, I will outline the ways how you can leverage Dynamic Text in a SAS Visual Analytics Report.
SAS Visual Analytics filters in 7.4 and 8.2 enable you to improve the appearance of reports based on calculations that use periodic operators. Parameter settings also enable you to provide users with a prompt for choosing the data to display in a report, without having any effect on the calculations themselves.
This post is an introduction to SAS Visual Forecasting 8.2. We'll build a Visual Forecasting (VF) Pipeline, which is a process flow diagram whose nodes represent tasks in the VF Process. The objective is to show how to perform the full analytics life cycle with large volumes of data: from accessing data and assigning variable roles accurately, to building forecasting models, to select a champion model and overriding the system generated forecast.
The release of SAS Viya 3.3 has brought some nice data quality features. In addition to the visual applications like Data Studio or Data Explorer that are part of the Data Preparation offering, one can leverage data quality capabilities from a programming perspective. Here is an overview of SAS Data Quality 3.3 programming capabilities.
You can now enable Kerberos delegation across the SAS Platform, using a single strong authentication mechanism across that single platform. As always with configuring Kerberos authentication the prerequisites, in terms of Service Principal Names, service accounts, delegation settings, and keytabs are important for success.
This is a continuation of my previous blog post on SAS Data Studio and the Code transform. In this post, I will review some additional examples of using the Code transform in a SAS Data Studio data plan to help you prepare your data for analytic reports and/or models. Create
SAS Data Studio is a new application in SAS Viya 3.3 that provides a mechanism for performing simple, self-service data preparation tasks to prepare data for use in SAS Visual Analytics or other applications. It is accessed via the Prepare Data menu item or tile on SAS Home. Note: A
SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 introduces the Hidden Data Role. This role can accept one or more category or date data items which will be included in the query results but will not be displayed with the object. You can use this Hidden Data Role in: Mapping Data Sources. Color-Mapped Display
SAS Viya 3.3 introduces a set of command-line interfaces that SAS Viya administrators will find extremely useful. The command-line interfaces(CLI) will allow administrators to perform numerous administrative tasks in batch as an alternative to using the SAS Environment Manager interface. In addition, calls to the CLI’s can be chained together
Let’s say that you are administering a SAS 9.4 environment that is working just fine. You’ve checked that your full backups are indeed happening and you’ve even tried restoring from one of your backups. You are prepared for anything, right? Well, I’d like to propose a scenario to you. You
When using conventional methods to access and analyze data sets from Teradata tables, SAS brings all the rows from a Teradata table to SAS Workspace Server. As the number of rows in the table grows over time, it adds to the network latency to fetch the data from a database
In this article, I will set out clear principles for how SAS Viya 3.3 will interoperate with Kerberos. My aim is to present some overview concepts for how we can use Kerberos authentication with SAS Viya 3.3. We will look at both SAS Viya 3.3 clients and SAS 9.4M5 clients.
In my last article, I worked with an example of using custom polygon data to create a regional geo map in SAS Visual Analytics 7.4. In this article, I will use almost the same example to illustrate the ease of implementing custom polygons to produce the same regional map in
By default, SAS Visual Analytics 7.4 supports country and state level polygons for regional geomaps. In SAS Visual Analytics 7.4, custom shape files are now supported, as well. This means that if a site has their own custom polygon data that defines custom regions, it’s possible to create a region
Most people who work with optimization are familiar with Linear and Integer Programming, to their toolkit they could add Constraint Programming. Constraint Programming is a powerful technique that is used to solve powerful “real-world” problems in a variety of areas, such as, planning, scheduling, DNA Sequencing, computer graphics and natural
In this article, I want to give you an overview of the authentication options available with SAS Viya 3.3. SAS Viya 3.3, released in the second week of December 2017, and the second release with the new microservices architecture, presents more options for authentication than the previous releases. In future
In my last article, Managing SAS Configuration Directory Security, we stepped through the process for granting specific users more access without opening up access to everyone. One example addressed how to modify security for autoload. There are several other aspects of SAS Visual Analytics that can benefit from a similar
SAS Data Preparation 2.1 is now available and it includes the ability to perform data quality transformations on your data using the definitions from the SAS Quality Knowledge Base (QKB). The SAS Quality Knowledge Base is a collection of files which store data and logic that define data quality operations
Authorization determines what a user can see and do in an application. An authorization system is used to define access control policies, and those policies are later enforced so that access requests are granted or denied. To secure resources in SAS Viya there are three authorization systems of which you need to be aware. The General
ln SAS Viya, deployments identities are managed by the environments configured identity provider. In Visual SAS Viya deployments the identity provider must be an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server. Initial setup of a SAS Viya Deployment requires configuration to support reading the identity information (users and groups) from LDAP. SAS Viya 3.3
Many SAS users have inquired about SAS Cloud Analytic Services’ (CAS) Distributed Network File System (DNFS) of late, so let’s look at it further in this blog post. (Learn more about CAS.) The “NFS” in “DNFS” Let’s start at the beginning. The “NFS” in DNFS stands for “Network File System”