This course focuses on using the SAS macro facility to design, write, and debug macro programs, with an emphasis on understanding how programs that contain macro code are processed.
  • MC1V2
  • Délka 2 dny
  • 0 ITK bodů
  • 2 termíny
  • Praha (na vyžádání)

    Brno (na vyžádání)

    Bratislava (1 000 €)

This course focuses on using the SAS macro facility to design, write, and debug macro programs, with an emphasis on understanding how programs that contain macro code are processed.

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Experienced SAS programmers who are familiar with simple SQL queries and well-versed in DATA step processing and who want to write reusable, dynamic programs and automate repetitive processing in SAS

  • Perform text substitution in SAS code
  • Use macro variables and macro functions
  • Automate and customize the production of SAS code
  • Conditionally or iteratively construct SAS code
  • Write self-modifying, data-driven programs

Before attending this course, you should have knowledge equivalent to having completed the SAS Programming 1: Essentials and SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques courses. Specifically, you should be able to do the following:

  • Write simple SQL queries using the SELECT statement.
  • Read from and write to SAS tables using a DATA step.
  • Use DATA step programming statements, including IF-THEN/ELSE, DO WHILE, DO UNTIL, and iterative DO.
  • Use SAS data set options, including DROP=, KEEP=, and OBS=.
  • Use character functions, including SUBSTR, SCAN, and UPCASE.
  • Read subsets from tables using the WHERE statement.
  • Create and use SAS date values and constants.
  • Use Base SAS procedures such as SORT, PRINT, CONTENTS, MEANS, and FREQ.

Introduction
  • Why SAS macro?
  • Setting up for this course
SAS Macro Facility
  • Program flow
  • Creating and using macro variables
Storing and Processing Text
  • Macro functions
  • Using SQL to create macro variables
  • Using the DATA step to create macro variables
  • Indirect references to macro variables
Working with Macro Programs
  • Defining and calling a macro
  • Macro variable scope
  • Conditional processing
  • Iterative processing
Developing Macro Applications
  • Storing macros
  • Generating data-dependent code
  • Validating parameters and documenting macros
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