SAS(R) Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

  • Tuition USD $1,300 GSA  $1,178.84
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  • Course Code MC2
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course covers macro quoting functions, macro storage, and macro techniques for advanced data access, table lookup operations, advanced parameter validation, and macro windows.

Skills Gained

  • create hierarchical, menu-driven macro applications
  • exploit stored compiled and autocall macro facilities
  • exploit macro quoting functions
  • generate data-driven macro calls
  • perform table lookup operations
  • apply SAS or user-defined formats to macro variables
  • automatically convert data set variables to macro variables
  • search for all CSV, Excel, or Microsoft Access files in a directory and all subdirectories and automatically import each file, worksheet, or table into a SAS data set
  • search for all SAS programs in a directory and all subdirectories and automatically submit every program
  • exploit SAS I/O and external file functions
  • create your own macro functions
  • create macro functions that return the number of observations in a data set or a subset of a data set
  • create a macro function that validates whether a selected variable exists in a selected data set and returns the variable's type
  • create custom windows and menus that interactively gather and validate user-supplied parameter values.

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced SAS macro programmers who want to learn advanced techniques

Prerequisites

  • In order to be successful in this course, you should have completed the SAS® Macro Language 1: Essentials course or have equivalent knowledge and experience. Specifically, you should be able to
  • write macro programs that contain iterative processing and conditional processing
  • create local and global macro variables
  • create macro variables using the SYMPUTX routine
  • utilize indirect macro variable references
  • utilize the SQL procedure SELECT statement INTO clause.

Course Details

Macro Storage

  • stored compiled macro facility
  • autocall macro facility

Protecting Special Characters

  • protecting constant text
  • protecting resolved values

Reading SAS Data

  • data-driven macro calls
  • SAS I/O functions

Reading External Data

  • importing CSV files
  • importing Excel files

Table Lookup Techniques

  • macro variables
  • formats

Validating User Input

  • macro parameters
  • macro windows

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

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What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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