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This module is aimed at those who are new to the Language of SAS.
You should already have:
For the hands-on practice activities you will need access to an environment that runs the programming Language of SAS. On our courses, we signpost you to some of the free tools available.
Check out the links below to review system requirements:
By the end of this module you will be able to identify the different types of Macro Functions.
In this module you will learn how Macro Functions can be used for character manipulation and numeric calculations.
You will review Data Step functions and learn how to use these in a Macro context.
This module includes practical examples of how to use functions such as:
%INDEX, %SCAN, %SUBSTR, %UPCASE, %BQUOTE, %STR, %NRBQUOTE, %NRSTR, %EVAL, %SYSFUNC and % SYSEVALF
There are mini quizzes and comprehensive exercises throughout to help assess and reinforce your learning.
The following reference modules are included to support your learning:
Introduction to SAS Programming
Learning Objective: Explain what the Language of SAS is used for and by whom.
Learning Objective: Explain how the Language of SAS is used to access, manage, analyse and present data.
Investigating SAS datasets
Learning Objective: Define how to investigate datasets in the Language of SAS using two types of Procedure.
Learning Objective: Explain how Programs can be run in the Language of SAS.
Learning Objective: Describe the key programming concepts within the Language of SAS.
Data Step Processing
Learning Objective: Explain how the two phases of Data Step Processing work to create new datasets and variables.
Selecting Variables and Observations
Learning Objective: Define Variables and Observations to be read from and written to datasets.