Loading files to SAS with CURL

A useful feature of SAS Stored Processes is the ability to load multiple files in a single request. This could be a bunch of CSVs for processing, or even a .sas program that you want to

Using CURL with SAS Stored Processes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - SAS is an unparalleled platform for light...

The Performance of Dosubl vs Call Execute

Both dosubl and call execute accept raw SAS code as input.  The difference between them is that call execute will take your code and add it to the stack (so, after your data step completes) whilst dosub...

Think you know SAS? Take the Sasensei Challenge

Think you know SAS?  Take the Sasensei challenge!  We’ve developed a question based learning system that will put your SAS knowledge to the test.  Sasensei is a kick ass ninja training tool for an expanding range...

SAS 9.4 on CENTOS - ERROR: BRIDGE FAILURE - ERROR LOADING IMAGE

The following came up when trying to launch sas on a recent Centos 7.3 install:

Tabs v Spaces - which is more popular in SAS?

Tabs or Spaces?  Does it even matter, so long as you / your team are consistent?  For many SAS developers the standard place to write code is the Program Editor - for which the default setting is to use tabs, else 4 spaces.

Interestingly - ...

Look out - Locale Gotcha

As gotcha’s go, this was a good one!

We had a report being generated with dates that were inconsistent with the source file (MMDDYY instead of DDMMYY), but only for certain records.  This was definitely related to the

Building SAS Apps Locally

I’ve recently been using Visual Studio to build my SAS Web Apps, which is great as the intellisense will even scan css files to help with code completion.  Per...

Adding SAS Configuration Manager plugin to SMC

The SAS Configuration Manager plug-in is great for tweaking settings of the SAS Web Applications without poking around in xml and config files.  However, you may find it missing from the usual place under the Application Management folder in SAS M...

Stripping Non-ASCII Characters within Macro

Hit once more with a pesky en-dash issue (likely related to the transcoding between SAS & SQL Server) I discovered today there was no ‘in-built’ way to remove non-ascii (or extende...

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