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.
- 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.
Who Can Benefit
- 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
- 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.