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

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Wrapping the Sample in a Task

With the SAS program in place and working, the remaining steps for creating this custom task are:

  • Design and build a simple user interface to accept the options to use in the SAS macro.
  • Create a simple model to represent the options in .NET and to store and retrieve the settings using XML. In this way, the settings are remembered in your SAS Enterprise Guide project.
  • Package the SAS code in the task and add the logic that assembles the correct program to run based on the stored settings.

To get started, create a new project in Visual Studio. For the task example in this chapter, the shell of the project was created using the custom task Visual Studio project template. For more information, see Chapter 3, “Creating ...

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