Taking Your SAS Programming Skills to the Next Level
There is a newer version of this course.Please see the schedule for the new Taking Your SAS Programming Skills to the Next Level course.
This course advances your SAS data manipulation skills by leveraging hash objects, Perl regular expressions, and the DS2 programming language. Hash objects are predefined, DATA step component objects that enable you to load data into memory and execute quick, efficient search-and-retrieval operations that are based on lookup keys. For text manipulation, Perl regular expressions enable you to search for and extract multiple, complex matching patterns from character strings. Lastly, this course illustrates the new, advanced data-manipulation features of DS2, the most recent SAS programming language. Features include threaded processing, variable scoping, user-defined methods, high-precision numeric calculations using ANSI SQL data types, and input-table preprocessing with SQL in the SET statement.
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Who should attend
This course is not appropriate for beginning SAS software users. Before attending this course, you should have several months of SAS programming experience or have taken the SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques course.