SAS – Base Programming A00-231

Objective

Access and Create Data Structures:

Create temporary and permanent SAS data sets.

Investigate SAS data libraries using base SAS utility procedures.

Access data:

Combine SAS data sets.

Create and manipulate SAS date values.

Control which observations and variables in a SAS data set are processed and output.

Manage Data:

Sort observations in a SAS data set.

Conditionally execute SAS statements.

Use assignment statements in the DATA step.

Modify variable attributes using options and statements in the DATA step.

Accumulate sub-totals and totals using DATA step statements.

Use SAS functions to manipulate character data, numeric data, and SAS date values.

Use SAS functions to convert character data to numeric and vice versa.

Process data using DO LOOPS.

Restructure SAS data sets with PROC TRANSPOSE.

Use macro variables to simplify program maintenance.

Error Handling:

Identify and resolve programming logic errors.

Recognize and correct syntax errors.

Generate Reports and Output

Generate list reports using the PRINT procedure.

Generate summary reports and frequency tables using base SAS procedures.

Enhance reports system user-defined formats, titles, footnotes and SAS System

reporting options.

Generate reports using ODS statements.

Export data

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