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SAS(R) Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

  • Tuition USD $1,450 GSA  $1,178.84
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4749 Ratings
  • Course Code MC2
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course covers macro quoting functions, macro storage, and macro techniques for advanced data access, table lookup operations, advanced parameter validation, and macro windows.

Skills Gained

  • create hierarchical, menu-driven macro applications
  • exploit stored compiled and autocall macro facilities
  • exploit macro quoting functions
  • generate data-driven macro calls
  • perform table lookup operations
  • apply SAS or user-defined formats to macro variables
  • automatically convert data set variables to macro variables
  • search for all CSV, Excel, or Microsoft Access files in a directory and all subdirectories and automatically import each file, worksheet, or table into a SAS data set
  • search for all SAS programs in a directory and all subdirectories and automatically submit every program
  • exploit SAS I/O and external file functions
  • create your own macro functions
  • create macro functions that return the number of observations in a data set or a subset of a data set
  • create a macro function that validates whether a selected variable exists in a selected data set and returns the variable's type
  • create custom windows and menus that interactively gather and validate user-supplied parameter values.

Who Can Benefit

  • Experienced SAS macro programmers who want to learn advanced techniques

Prerequisites

  • In order to be successful in this course, you should have completed the SAS® Macro Language 1: Essentials course or have equivalent knowledge and experience. Specifically, you should be able to
  • write macro programs that contain iterative processing and conditional processing
  • create local and global macro variables
  • create macro variables using the SYMPUTX routine
  • utilize indirect macro variable references
  • utilize the SQL procedure SELECT statement INTO clause.

Course Details

Macro Storage

  • stored compiled macro facility
  • autocall macro facility

Protecting Special Characters

  • protecting constant text
  • protecting resolved values

Reading SAS Data

  • data-driven macro calls
  • SAS I/O functions

Reading External Data

  • importing CSV files
  • importing Excel files

Table Lookup Techniques

  • macro variables
  • formats

Validating User Input

  • macro parameters
  • macro windows

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Class was easy to sign up for and ExitCertified provided very good communication

ExitCertified was a great. They gave me all the materials and information I needed ahead of time to prepare for the course.

The instructor really took his time and made sure I was able to understand the concepts.

This was a good program to get prepared for the solutions architect associate exam.

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