The ability to call
Web services in the DATA step is a new feature. For this feature,
six new SOAPxxx functions were added. In addition, several other new
functions are new, and enhancements to existing functions were added.
New Functions and CALL Routines
The following functions
and CALL routines are new:
calls a SAS registered
Web service by using WS-Security authentication; credentials are provided
in the arguments. The Registry Service is called directly to determine
how to locate the Security Token Service.
returns the equivalent
of a reference amount at a base date by using variable interest rates.
Enhancements to Existing Functions
The following enhancements
were made to existing functions:
The GENPOISSON and TWEEDIE distributions
were added to the following functions:
A new argument, seasonality,
was added to the INTCYCLE, INTINDEX, and INTSEAS functions. The seasonality argument
enables you to have more flexibility in working with dates and time
cycles. For more information, see the INTCYCLE Function, INTINDEX Function, and INTSEAS Function.
A new option that computes age
was added to the YRDIF function. For more information,
see the YRDIF Function.
An explanation about SAS session
encoding and UTF-8 encoding was added to the URLDECODE and URLENCODE
more information, see the URLDECODE Function, and URLENCODE Function.
In the GETOPTION function, you
can use the following options:
The DEFAULTVALUE option obtains
the default shipped value for a system option. The value can be used
to reset a system option to its default.
The HEXVALUE option returns a system
option value as a hexadecimal value.
The LOGNUMBERFORMAT option returns
a system option numeric value. The punctuation that is used is dependent
on the language locale.
The STARTUPVALUE option returns
the system option value that was used to start SAS either on the command
line or in a configuration file.
Documentation for Existing Functions and Concepts
The documentation for
the following five functions was moved from the SAS/ETS
User’s Guide to SAS Functions and CALL