This course is for SAS programmers who want to learn advanced techniques within the DATA step and procedures. The course builds on the concepts that are presented in the SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques course.
Learn how to
- Use additional functions (LAG, FINDC/FINDW, and COUNT/COUNTC/COUNTW).
- Perform pattern matching using PRX functions.
- Process repetitive code, rotate data, and perform table lookups using arrays.
- Perform table lookups and sort data using hash and hash iterator objects.
- Create numeric templates using the FORMAT procedure.
- Create custom functions using the FCMP procedure.
Who should attend
Experienced SAS programmers
Before attending this course, you should have completed the SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques course or have equivalent knowledge. Specifically, you should be able to do the following:
- Create an accumulating column and process data in groups.
- Manipulate data with functions.
- Convert column types.
- Create custom formats.
- Concatenate and merge tables.
- Process repetitive code.
- Restructure tables.
This course addresses Base SAS software.
Using Advanced Functions
- Setting up for this course.
- DATA step review.
Defining and Processing Arrays
- Using a variety of advanced functions.
- Performing pattern matching with Perl regular expressions.
Defining and Processing Hash Objects
- Defining and referencing one-dimensional arrays.
- Doing more with one-dimensional arrays.
- Defining and referencing two-dimensional arrays.
Using Utility Procedures
- Declaring hash objects.
- Defining hash objects.
- Finding key values in a hash object.
- Writing a hash object to a table.
- Using hash iterator objects.
- Creating picture formats with the FORMAT procedure.
- Creating functions with the FCMP procedure.