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Understanding the Compression Attribute of a SAS Data Set (2010)
Determine whether compression (the COMPRESS= option) is effective for your SAS data set, and learn about the costs.

Perl Regular Expressions
Find out how to use Perl Regular Expressions, or regexp, to quickly and concisely search through text, extract data from text, and search and replace within text. This is production in SAS 9.

SAS Component Objects: Reference
Read the documentation for component objects, which include the hash, hash iterator, and Java objects. Hash object and iterator are production in SAS 9.1 and preproduction in SAS 9.0. Java object is production in SAS 9.2 and preproduction in SAS 9.0 and SAS 9.1.

ODS Report Writing Interface
This object-oriented feature for DATA _NULL_ report writing is production in SAS 9.4 and later.

SAS Notes for the DATA step
Use AND to add your own keywords to search these SAS Notes, FAQs, and samples that are compiled by SAS R&D and Technical Support.

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