SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques

Duration: 24 hours

This course is for those who need to learn data manipulation techniques using SAS DATA and procedure steps to access, transform, and summarize SAS data sets. The course builds on the concepts that are presented in the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course and is not recommended for beginning SAS software users.

Learn how to:

  • Control SAS data set input and output
  • Combine SAS data sets
  • Summarize, Read & Write different types of data
  • Perform DO loop and SAS array processing
  • Transform character, numeric, and date variables.

Who should attend: SAS programmers and business analysts.

Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, you should have at least six months of experience writing SAS programs or have completed the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course and used SAS for at least one month. Specifically, you should be able to

  • Submit a SAS program
  • Diagnose and correct syntax errors
  • Examine descriptor and data portions of a SAS data set
  • Access SAS data libraries
  • Read and create SAS data sets
  • Read Excel spreadsheets
  • Read delimited raw data files
  • Examine data errors when reading raw data files
  • Use SAS procedures to validate data
  • Clean invalid data
  • Create variables
  • Combine SAS data sets
  • Use global statements
  • Use labels and formats, including user-defined formats
  • Subset observations
  • Produce summary reports using the FREQ and MEANS procedures.

This course addresses Base SAS software.

This course is appropriate for students who are using SAS 9 software.