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Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET by Chris Hemedinger

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Designing the User Interface

Now that you know how to code the operation in SAS, you have enough information to design a user interface. The user interface for this task has to enable the user to specify the following information:

  • Which column is the source of the running total?
  • Which column (if any) serves as the grouping variable?
  • What should the column containing the totals be named in the output?
  • What is the name and location of the output data set to be created?

You could create a simple user interface for the user to select the responses for the first two questions, just as you did for the Top N Report in Chapter 9, “The Top N Report.” However, in this example, you use the SAS variable selector control, which helps provide a look and ...

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