Base SAS Training

Base SAS Syllabus

 

Accessing Data

  • Use FORMATTED, LIST and COLUMN input to read raw data files
  • Use INFILE statement options to control processing when reading raw data files
  • Use various components of an INPUT statement to process raw data files including column and line pointer controls, and trailing @ controls
  • Combine SAS data sets using the DATA step

Creating Data Structures

  • Create temporary and permanent SAS data sets
  • Create and manipulate SAS date values
  • Use DATA Step statements to export data to standard and comma delimited raw data files
  • Control which observations and variables in a SAS data set are processed and output

Managing Data

  • Investigate SAS data libraries using base SAS utility procedures
  • Sort observations in a SAS data set
  • Conditionally execute SAS statements
  • Use assignment statements in the DATA step
  • Modify variable attributes using options and statements in the DATA step
  • Accumulate sub-totals and totals using DATA step statements
  • Use SAS functions to manipulate character data, numeric data, and SAS date values
  • Use SAS functions to convert character data to numeric and vice versa
  • Process data using DO LOOPS
  • Process data using SAS arrays

Generating Reports

  • Generate list reports using the PRINT and REPORT procedures
  • Generate summary reports and frequency tables using base SAS procedures
  • Enhance reports through the use of labels, SAS formats, user-defined formats, titles, footnotes and SAS System reporting options
  • Generate HTML reports using ODS statements

Handling Errors

  • Identify and resolve programming logic errors
  • Recognize and correct syntax errors
  • Examine and resolve data errors
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