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SAS Programming for Enterprise Guide Users, Second Edition by Neil Constable

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Chapter 3. Getting Started

  • Introduction 38

  • Getting Ready to Face the World 38

    • We Know Where You Live 39

    • Formats and Functions 40

    • A Final Word on Options 41

  • Query-Free Filtering 41

  • Do It Once—Use It Often 47

    • Using Macro Variables 47

    • Using Macro Functions 57

  • ODS: The Output Delivery System 60

    • What Is ODS All About? 60

    • Making Your Output Go Where You Want 61

  • Summary 65

  • Exercises 66

Introduction

Enough theory. In this chapter we introduce some techniques that work on any SAS Enterprise Guide task.

We start by looking at some of the options you can set to alter the way SAS Enterprise Guide and your programs work, and then we move on to some macro techniques to enhance reusability. Next we look at the Output Delivery System (ODS)—how SAS Enterprise Guide uses it and ...

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