SAS Visual Analytics can be used in different ways depending on the company. We have therefore created 8 topics all from our own experience at SAS and how our customers work with our software.
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You can as a customer put together your own Worksop/Course from the topics below. The material can be used for 2 full days or shorter, depending on your needs.
Topics to pick from:
Integrate Data Drive Content (2h)
During this training we will take a closer look into the Data Driven Content object, which has been available since version 8.2. Data Driven Content object allows you to use 3rd party visualizations/capabilities in SAS Visual Analytics. The benefit is that we no longer are dependent on the default visualizations and capabilities available in SAS Visual Analytics.
Advanced Parameters (1h)
Parameters are amongst the most powerful and flexible parts of Visual Analytics. During this training we will take a closer look on how to apply advanced techniques on parameters to make VA reports even more flexible.
SAS Job execution services (2h)
During this training we will take a closer look into SAS Job Execution. You will learn what it is, understand the difference compared with SAS Stored Processes, learn the basics working with SAS Job Execution and how to use SAS Job Execution together with SAS Visual Analytics.
Advanced Design (2-3h)
Learn tips and tricks to design VA reports.We will discuss best practices and VA specific tips.You will learn layout and design of reports to meet your end-users needs.We’ll discuss the dashboards and data storytelling.
Web Integration (1h)
embed entire reports or individual graph objects from SAS Visual Analytics reports
embed graph objects from multiple SAS Visual Analytics reports
provide actions between SAS Visual Analytics objects
Row level security (1h)
Row-level security (RLS) will allow you to build one report and use different data rows from the same dataset for different users.You learn to apply RLS using the Environment Manager and using SAS code and the sas-admin command-line-interface.We will use identity driven properties (userid and group membership), which allow us to make a generic RLS condition for SAS Authenticated users and have it applied based on the properties of the user that uses the report.
Load data from DI-studio to CAS and Viya (2h)
On this course you will learn how to load data to Viya from SAS Data Integration Studio. We will discuss prerequisites for using DI Studio with Viya, and you will get hands-on using the build-in Cloud Analytics Services Table Loader to load data to Viya. Next, we will look at how to create a custom transformation, if you want more control over the loading of the data to CAS.
Advanced calculations (1h)
Learn how to use the two Tabular Aggregated functions AggregateCells and AggregateTables. You learn how to create a cumulative total across values of a Category and how to use AggregateTable to perform on-the-fly calculations that were not possible before (like summarizing the salary of employees with-in a departments and afterwards calculating the average total salary at department levels)
Import shape-files and use on maps (2-3h)
Learn how to import a shape file and create a custom polygon provider so other VA users can draw custom regions with-in the Geomap object. You learn how to inspect the shape file and how to create test data to test the imported shape file.
Other topics you can pick from
Use the analytical capabilities in VA
Suggestions that you are missing
Use more advanced areas in VA Viya 8.4
Who should attend
Business analysts who need to use advanced functionality provided by SAS Visual Analytics
Before attending this course, you should have experience with SAS VA 8.3 or VA 8.4 You can gain that knowledge by attending SAS Visual Analytics in SAS Viya: Fast Track
This course addresses SAS Viya software.