BookmarkSubscribeRSS Feed
Calcite | Level 5
Hi all.
We are facing the following item on a project based on web reporting (kpi, dashboard, web application and customized reports).

At the moment the reports published with WebReportStudio on SAS Portal are matching the target of the client about well-defined needs , but often the customer ask to deepen his research by browsing until the minimum detail (i.e. individual code, single wage slip voice, etc.). We use SAS 9.1.3 (ongoing the migration to 9.2).

Which approach could be better?
1. Stored Processes
2. SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS STP could be used to create an extracting engine , directly connected to DataWarehouse, to make selection on several attributes: the user set serie's parameters ad get the detail's rows from the data mart which he's connected to, or an aggregated detail.
The SAS STP could be create also by EG or be called inside a SAS WRS prospect.

SAS EG seems to be a powerful device oriented to advanced users, able to interact with data mart and to create analytical re-usable projects.

Actually the customer needs are:
1. a device to extract data by providing or setting parameters (in a guided way, wizard-like)
2. a device to drill down the report until the minimum detail

a) for the 1-need , EG is the suggestable solution?
b) for the 2-need , until which detail WRS is the suitable solution? Is the functionality drill-through available on WRS? Are there significant difference in term of SAS stored processes performance improvement between SAS.9.1.3 and 9.2?

Just ask in case clarifications are needed.
Thanks in advance
Tourmaline | Level 20
a) I would suggest EG if the users intend to do more exploration of the data (after the extract). If not, probably EG is a too complicated tool to distribute to such user groups. STP could suite your needs here (called from the portal, WRS or AMO).

b) I have not much experience from WRS, but I don't think the level of detail makes any difference here. The drill down is performed by the server, and if the display of the detailed data is sufficient WRS, you could stick with that. About STP performance, in what situations are you interested in. Generally STP performs quite well. Is there other aspects like integrating in a information map etc?

Data never sleeps



Registration is open! SAS is returning to Vegas for an AI and analytics experience like no other! Whether you're an executive, manager, end user or SAS partner, SAS Innovate is designed for everyone on your team. Register for just $495 by 12/31/2023.

If you are interested in speaking, there is still time to submit a session idea. More details are posted on the website. 

Register now!

How to Concatenate Values

Learn how use the CAT functions in SAS to join values from multiple variables into a single value.

Find more tutorials on the SAS Users YouTube channel.

Get the $99 certification deal.jpg



Back in the Classroom!

Select SAS Training centers are offering in-person courses. View upcoming courses for:

View all other training opportunities.

Discussion stats
  • 1 reply
  • 2 in conversation