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How to find SAS Documentation?

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How to find SAS Documentation?

Hello team,

I am new! I need to learn SAS to find a job.

I am looking for SAS documentation to learn the syntaxes.

 

How can I go to SAS documentations?

 

Regards,

GN

 


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‎04-03-2018 03:05 PM
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

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I like to use 

http://documentation.sas.com/?cdcId=pgmmvacdc&cdcVersion=9.4&docsetId=allprodsproc&docsetTarget=proc...

 

when searching for procedures. I also can click on the search icon there and search for functions or other commands rather than procedures.

 

You can also go to your favorite external search engine (such as the one which rhymes with "Schmoogle") and enter the command/function/PROC name followed by site:documentation.sas.com; for example, enter this in the search engine to find the syntax for the RETAIN statement

 

retain site:documentation.sas.com

 

Strangely enough, using "Schmoogle" requires more typing, but finds the results faster than the first link I gave.

 

All of the above also applies to DuckDuckGo

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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Here is a good starting point: http://support.sas.com/documentation/

 

 

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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Thanks for the reply!

Which link should I go to find a syntax that I am looking to do data steps and Proc steps in SAS?

 

I am looking for a link to show me the syntaxes that I need for my work.

 

Regards,

GN

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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

which of links give me syntax for Data Steps and Proc Steps?
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‎04-03-2018 03:05 PM
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

[ Edited ]

I like to use 

http://documentation.sas.com/?cdcId=pgmmvacdc&cdcVersion=9.4&docsetId=allprodsproc&docsetTarget=proc...

 

when searching for procedures. I also can click on the search icon there and search for functions or other commands rather than procedures.

 

You can also go to your favorite external search engine (such as the one which rhymes with "Schmoogle") and enter the command/function/PROC name followed by site:documentation.sas.com; for example, enter this in the search engine to find the syntax for the RETAIN statement

 

retain site:documentation.sas.com

 

Strangely enough, using "Schmoogle" requires more typing, but finds the results faster than the first link I gave.

 

All of the above also applies to DuckDuckGo

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Paige Miller
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

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What is Schmoogle?
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Seriously?


@GN0001 wrote:
What is Schmoogle?

 

He means Google...you'll find what you want via "search term + SAS documentation"

You also want to make sure you're getting the correct version though, bookmark the relevant ones for yourself. But learning how to find the documentation is a key step in learning anything with programming.

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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Reeza,

fine, I agreed,

There should be somewhere that users go and find the syntaxes. One of the
community members gave a good clue as how to search google.



I have done e learning course containing 11 sessions, I am reviewing them
because I forgot and I need to talk about them in interviews.

Like we go to MSDN; from dropdown menu, we select the topic that we need. When
we go to SAS, there are tons of links, which one should we go? I need to
find out about the syntaxes in data steps and proc steps.

Regards,
GN
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

For SAS Procedures: (search terms were "SAS documentation procedures")

http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=allprodsproc&docsetTarget=procedures.htm&docsetVersion=9.4&lo...

 

Data Step Concepts is probably what you're after here, about half way down the page: search terms were: "sas 9.4 data step concepts"

This is more of a tutorial/explainer than documentation

http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=lrcon&docsetTarget=titlepage.htm&docsetVersion=9.4&locale=en

 

Data Step documentation: search terms were "SAS 9.4 data step documentation"

http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=lestmtsref&docsetTarget=titlepage.htm&docsetVersion=9.4&local...

 

 

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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Thanks, these all links got me what I wanted. I tried hard to get the path
for each link from the main page, I couldn't find the path. When I enter
the key words for search, it brings me to these pages though, but I can't
find the path for each page from the home page.

Regards,
GN
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Posted in reply to PaigeMiller
This:
retain site:documentation.sas.com
was Extremely helpful.
It helped me to find what I want to great extend.
Regards,
GN
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Posted in reply to PaigeMiller
retain site:documentation.sas.com is the most helpful.
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

Posted in reply to PaigeMiller
I try to go to this link from the first page of SAS.com, I don't know how. I am trying to access this link from this first page of SAS.com and I can't. Any tips?
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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?


@GN0001 wrote:
I try to go to this link from the first page of SAS.com, I don't know how. I am trying to access this link from this first page of SAS.com and I can't. Any tips?

We have no idea what page you’re referring to or what you’re having issues with at this point. 

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Re: How to find SAS Documentation?

I am referring to this link:

http://documentation.sas.com/?cdcId=pgmmvacdc&cdcVersion=9.4&docsetId=allprodsproc&docsetTarget=proc...

Also, you have referred to little SAS Book in on of your posts, I want to
buy it. Can you please let me know who the author is?

I have covered SAS e-learning in SAS university Edition in SAS.com. I am
trying to find out all the notes in paper in one place that I can refer to
it right away at work real quick. Do you know what I am referring to?

Regards,
GN0001



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