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SAS DATA WAREHOUSING CONCEPTS

  • What is a Data Warehouse ?
  • What is a Data Mart ?
  • What is the difference between Relational Databases and the Data in Data Warehouse (OLTP versus OLAP)
  • Why do we need Data Warehouses when the Relational Source Database exists
  • Multi Dimensional Analysis and Decision Support Reporting from Data Warehouse
  • Data Warehouse Architecture (ETL Design)
  • Normalized Relational Database Design (Entity Relationship Model)
  • Dimensional Data Modeling
  • Star Schema Design
  • Snowflake Schema Design
  • Slowly Changing Dimensions Why SAS BI ?Capabilities of SAS B12 Advantages of SAS BI Over Base & Advance SAS
  • B1 Architecture
  • SAS BI Tools

BASE SAS INTRODUCTION

  • An Overview of the SAS System
  • SAS Tasks
  • Output produced by the SAS System
  • SAS Tools (SAS Program - Data step and Proc step)
  • A sample SAS program
  • Exploring SAS Windowing Environment Navigation

DATA ACCESS & DATA MANAGEMENT

  • SAS Data Libraries
  • Rules for Writing SAS Programs / Statements, Dataset Variable Name Getting familiar with SAS Dataset
  • Data portion of the SAS Dataset
  • Rules for writing Dataset names / Variable names
  • Attributes of a Variable (Numeric / Character)
  • Options
  • System Options (nodate, linesize, pagesize, pageno etc)
  • Dataset Options (Drop, Keep, Rename, Where, Firstobs= Obs=)
  • How SAS works (Flow of Data Step Processing - Compilation & Execution phase)
  • Input Buffer
  • Program data vector (PDV)
  • Descriptor Information of a SAS Dataset

DATALINES OR CARDS DATA TRANSFORMATIONS

  • SAS Date Values
  • Length Statement
  • Creating multiple output SAS datasets from singe input SAS dataset
  • Conditionally writing observations to one or more SAS datasets
  • Outputting Multiple Observations (Implicit Output)
  • Selecting Variables and observations (DROP or KEEP statement and DROP= or KEEP = dataset options)
  • Controlling which Observations are read (OBS= FIRSTOBS = Options)
  • The Data Statement_Null_
  • The_N_Automatic Variable
  • Creating Subset of observations
  • Conditional Processing using IF-THEN and ELSE statement, IF----THEN DO ; ----END;ELSE DO;----END;
  • DO WHILE Statement
  • DO UNTIL Statement
  • Iterative DO loop Processing
  • Where Statement OR Where Condition (dataset)
  • Deciding whether to use a Where statement or Subsetting IF statement
  • Accumulating Totals for a Group of Data (BY- Group Processing (First & Last)
  • Multiple BY variables
  • DATASETS Procedure ( To modify the Variable name/lable/format/informat)
  • Reading SAS datasets and Creating Variables
  • Creating an Accumulating Variable (The RETAIN Statement)
  • The DELETE Statement
  • The SUM Statement
  • The RENAME = Data Set option
  • Combining SAS Datasets
  • 1. Concatenating SAS Data Sets Using SET statement in DATA Step
  • Inter Leaving SAS Data Sets
  • Merging SAS Data Sets
  • Match-Merge
  • Using Merge Statement
  • THE IN = Data Set option
  • Additional Features of merging SAS Datasets
  • One-to-Many Merging
  • Many-to-Many Merging

READING RAW DATA FROM EXTERNAL FILE ( INFILE & INPUT STATEMENT )

  • Introduction to Raw Data
  • Factors considered to examine the raw data
  • Reading Unaligned Data (List Input)
  • Reading Data Aligned to Columns (Column Input)
  • Reading Data that requires Special Instructions (Formatted Input)
  • Controlling the position of the Pointer in Formatted Input
  • Absolute - Column pointer control (@)
  • Relative- Column pointer control (+)
  • Mixed Style Input ( Mixing List, Input. Formatted Input styles in one INPUT Staement)
  • Using colon (:) modifier to specify an informat in the INPUT Statement )
  • Recognize delimiter in the raw data file (Using DLM= option in INFILE Statement
  • Missing data at the end of row (Using MISSOVER option in INFILE statement )
  • Missing values without placeholders (DSD option in INFILE statement)
  • Reading a raw data file with multiple records per observation(Column pointer controls)
  • Method1: Using Multiple INPUT statement
  • Method2: Using Line Pointer Control (/)
  • Reading Variables from multiple records in any order (#n)
  • Line Hold Specifies in INPUT statement
  • The Single Trailing @
  • The Double Trailing @@ ( Multiple Observations per Record)
  • Methods of Control in INFILE statement
  • FLOWOVER
  • STOPOVER
  • MISSOVER
  • TRUNCOVER
  • Writing to an External File (FILE & PUT Statement )
  • Reading Excel Spreadsheets (IMPORT Wizard / Import Procedure)

SAS FUNCTIONS

  • Manipulating Character Values (SUBSTRING / RIGHT / LEFT / SCAN/ CONCATENATION TRIM / FIND / INDEX / UPCASE / LOWCASE / COMPRESS / LENGTH )
  • Manipulation Numeric Values ( ROUND / CEIL / FLOOR / INT / SUM / MEAN /MIN/MAX)
  • Manipulating Numeric Values based on DATES ( MDY / TODAY / INTCK / YRDIF)
  • Converting Variable Type
  • INPUT ( character-to-numeric)
  • PUT (numeric-to-character)
  • Debugging SAS program (DEBUG Option)
  • SAS VARIABLE Lists
  • SAS Arrays
  • Enhancing Report Output
  • Defining Titles & Footnotes
  • Formatting Data values ( Date, Character & Numeric values )
  • Creating User-Defined Formats (Proc Format)
  • Formats & Informats

ANALYSIS & PRESENTATION

  • Descriptor portion of the SAS Data Set ( Proc Contents)
  • Producing List Reports (Proc Print)
  • Sequencing and Grouping Observations (Proc Sort)
  • Producing Summary Reports
  • PROC FREQ -(One Way & Two-Way Frequencies)
  • PROC MEANS
  • PROC REPORT
  • PROC TABULATE
  • PROC SUMMARY
  • PROC PRINTO
  • PROC APPEND
  • PROC TRANSPOSE
  • PROC COPY
  • PROC COMPARE
  • PROC DATASETS
  • Regression Procedure
  • Univariate / Multivariate Procedures
  • Ranking Procedure
  • Producing Bard and Pie Charts
  • Producing Plots
  • The Output Delivery System (SAS/ODS)
  • Creating HTML Reports
  • Creating Text Reports
  • Creating PDF Reports
  • Creating CSV Files

SAS MACRO LANGUAGE INTRODUCTION TO THE MACRO FACILITY PURPOSE OF THE MACRO FACILITY

  • Generate SAS code using Macros (%Macro & %Mend)
  • Tips on Writing Macro-Based Programs
  • Replacing Text Strings using Macros Variables (%Let)

MACRO PROGRAMS

  • MACRO PROGRAMS
  • Defining a Macro (%Macro & %Mend )
  • Macro Compilation
  • Monitoring Macro Compilation (MCOMPILENOTE OPTION)
  • Calling a Macro (%Macro-Name)
  • Macro Execution
  • Monitoring Macro Execution (MLOGIC OPTION)
  • Viewing the generate SAS Code in the Log from Macro Program (MPRINT OPTION)
  • Macro Storage
  • Macro Parameters
  • Macro Parameters Lists
  • Macros with Positional Parameters
  • Macros with Keyword Parameters
  • Arithmetic and logical Operations
  • Conditional Processing
  • % IF expression % THEN text ; %ELSE %TEXT;
  • % IF expression % THEN %DO; %END; %ELSE; %DO;
  • Stored Compiled Macros
  • %INCLUDE Statement

MACRO PROCESSING

  • Tokens
  • Macro Triggers
  • How the Macroprocessor works

MACRO VARIABLES CONCEPTS

  • Referencing a Macro Variable
  • Displaying Macro Variable Value in the SAS log (SYMBOLGEN OPTION)
  • Automatic Macro Variables
  • System-Defined Macro Variables (_AUTOMATIC_)
  • User-Defined Macro Variable (_USER_)
  • Datatype
  • %LET Statement
  • Global Macro variables
  • Local Macro Variables
  • Deleting User-Defined Macro Variable (%SYMDEL)
  • Macro Functions
  • Character Strings
  • Other SAS Functions
  • %SYSFUNC
  • %STR
  • Combining Macro Variable References with Text
  • Macro Variable Name Delimiter
  • Quoting
  • Creating Macro Variables in the Data Step (CALL SYMPUT ROUTINE) Obtaining Variable value during Macro Execution (SYMGET FUNCTION)Creating Macro Variables during PROC SQL Execution (INTO Clause)
  • creating a delimited list of Values.

SAS SQL PROCESSING INTRODUCTION TO THE SQL PROCEDURE

  • Terminology
  • Features of PROC SQL
  • PROC SQL Syntax (SELECT, FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, HAVING, ORDER BY)
  • VALIDATE Keyword
  • NOEXEC Option
  • Added PROC SQL Statements (ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DESCRIBE, DROP)
  • FEEDBACK OPTION
  • PROC SQL and DATA Step Comparisons
  • Queries
  • Retrieving Data from a table
  • Identify All Rows in a Table
  • Remove Duplicate Rows
  • Sub setting using WHERE clause
  • Sub setting with Calculated Values
  • Sub setting with Calculated Values
  • Enhancing Query Output (LABEL, FORMAT)
  • Grouping Data (Group By)
  • Analyzing Groups of data (COUNT)
  • Updating Data values (Update Statement)
  • Using Table Alias
  • Creating Views
  • Creating Dropping Indexes
  • Sub Queries
  • Non-Correlated Sub Query
  • Correlated Sub Query
  • Combining Tables
  • Joins
  • Inner Joins
  • Outer Joins
  • Left Join
  • Right Join
  • Full Join

SET OPERATORS

  • EXCEPT
  • INTERSECT
  • UNION
  • Choosing between Data Step Merges and SQL Joins

UNIX

  • Introduction to Unix
  • Introduction to UNIX Architecture
  • Understanding UNIX Commands
  • Understanding ID/Groups/Permissions
  • Introduction to Shell Scripting
  • Writing UNIX Programs
  • Understanding VI Editor
  • Introduction to LSF
  • Scheduling SAS Codes through UNIX
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