Whether or not you have installed SAS®9 software yet,
you can use this page to learn more about its features and benefits.
See SAS online documentation for detailed
Interested customers can
request an upgrade.
For more information, contact your
local SAS office
or call us toll free at 1-800-727-0025 (U.S. and Canada).
New Features in SAS®9.4
New Features in SAS®9.3
New Features in SAS®9.2
The following papers were presented at SAS Global Forum. Check out other areas of
this site for more SGF papers about Base SAS.
The following Base SAS enhancements were featured in a
SUGI 31 demo. These topics contain example code.
New Features in SAS®9.1
- Perl Regular Expressions in the DATA Step.
- The ODS Markup destination and the ODS tagset
- New ODS Printer features. (See the "What's New for V9" paper.)
- The new ODS destination ODS Document and PROC DOCUMENT.
- The SAS XML LIBNAME Engine.
- The SAS Macro Facility.
- Several procedures are improved to work better with the
Output Delivery System (ODS).
- PROC REGISTRY can list and compare SAS registries.
- PROC FREQ supports new options that enhance statistical processing.
- PROC PRTDEF supports 15 new variables to control the default printer settings,
and PROC PRTEXP writes those attributes to the log or to a data set.
- User-created formats and informats support
longer, easier-to-read names.
- Several PROCs support the new THREADS | NOTHREADS option for
multithreaded processing. SAS system options CPUCOUNT and THREADS
enable threaded processing.
- Several new functions and CALL routines are available for
character strings, mathematics, and descriptive statistics.
- Application Response Measurement (ARM) monitors the availability
and performance of transactions within and across diverse applications.
Compatibility and Migration
The following information will be of interest
when you upgrade to SAS®9.
- The Migration Focus Area is a central location for
migration and cross-release compatibility information.
- See SAS National Language Support: User's Guide in the SAS online documentation
for information about setting and overriding character encoding.
The developers, testers, and documenters of SAS Software are very excited about the potential of these new capabilities. You can
send electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your comments.