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In this tutorial, you started by adding data, then you created some reports and ran some analyses, and finally you combined two other reports into a single report. SAS Enterprise Guide automatically updates the process flow with each addition that you make to your project.

Review the process flow that you created in this tutorial. Although this tutorial is based on sample data that does not change, the reports that you create will probably be based on data that is updated regularly. After you set up the reports and analyses that you want to run on your data, you can run a process flow again to get the most up-to-date results. You can also schedule a process flow or project to run at a specified time.

Process Flow window with analyses and reports
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When you add tasks to your project, SAS Enterprise Guide automatically creates a new object in the process flow and links the object to the data that is used in the task. However, when you add a program to your project, a link is not automatically created.

Suppose that you want to create a program to see what the most profitable items are before you run the rest of your analyses. The program must run after the data set is created by the Query Builder. You can add the program to the process flow and then create a link between the program and the data set that is created by the Query Builder. This link ensures that the program runs only after the data set is created. You then add an annotation to your process flow by creating a note about the program and linking it to the program object.

Next you create a program and link it to the data set that is created by the Query Builder.

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