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SAS II: Data Manipulation with the SAS System

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This course is designed to teach intermediate-level SAS users to manipulate
and manage data using SAS functions, DO loops, and SAS arrays.



Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the DATA step
  • Read almost any kind of record layout to create a SAS data set
  • Manipulate data using SAS functions – including many of the new SAS9 functions
  • Read and generate data using DO loops
  • Use SAS arrays to manipulate data
  • Perform advanced joins of SAS data sets using the SET and MERGE statements


  • SAS Users who have been using the SAS System for a short time and who want to move their understanding to the next level


    • SAS 1: Introduction to the SAS System or equivalent experience


  • Introduction to Data Management
    • Course Overview
    • Review of program flow
    • Review of basic SAS concepts
  • Reading NON SAS Data
    • Reading Non-SAS data files with the DATA step
    • Generating one observation from more than one record
    • Reading files of different record layouts
    • Generating more than one observation from only one record
    • Reading hierarchical data
  • SAS Functions
    • Manipulating numeric values using the LAG, Date family, ROUND, CEIL, RANUNI, and Postal Code family of functions
    • Manipulating character values using the PROPCASE, CAT family, ANY family, SUBSTR, SCAN, and INDEX family of functions
    • Data conversion using the PUT and INPUT functions
    • Other useful functions such as COMPRESS, TRANSLATE, RIGHT, LEFT and REVERSE functions
    • Using the DATASET family of functions to learn more about your data
  • Iterative Processing
    • Reading data with DO Loops
    • Generating data with DO Loops
    • Using DO Loops to make the job easier
  • Array Processing
    • Array applications
    • Transposing data with SAS arrays
    • Transposing data with the TRANSPOSE procedure.
  • Reading and Combining Datasets
    • SET statement applications
    • Random sampling using the SET statement
    • MERGE statement applications
    • Comparing the DATA step with the SQL procedure
  • Creating SAS Datasets by Reading and Processing NON SAS Data
    • How to create one observation from more than one record
    • How to read files with different record layouts
    • How to generate more than one observation from only one record
    • How to read hierarchical data
  • Using SAS Functions
    • How to manipulate numeric and character values
    • How to use functions for data conversion
    • How to use other useful functions
    • How to read hierarchical data
  • Iterative Processing
    • How to read data with DO loops
    • Generating data with DO loops
    • Typical SAS applications using DO loops
  • Using SAS Arrays
    • How to use SAS Arrays
    • Using SAS arrays to transpose SAS data sets
  • Reading, Combining and Using SAS Data Sets
    • How to use special tools to read a SAS data set
    • How to perform complex joins with the SAS System
    • How to use special tools while joining SAS data sets
    • How to perform random sampling with the SAS system (with and without replacement)
    • How to use SAS data sets in table lookup applications
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