06-23-2016 01:16 PM
Dis any of you had use UML to document complex SAS projects? How are you documented the purpose of the projects and their changes? I am thinking that using UML to keep the bussiness rules that drive the project is a good way but I am new to SAS. Any feedback will be appreciated.
06-23-2016 04:13 PM
With complex SAS projects I've found that custom documentation works well. Text documents, flow charts, diagrams, spreadsheets, internal program comments, project management/version control tools all play an important part. I've never found any use for UML. Plain English works best for me.
06-23-2016 04:38 PM
06-28-2016 03:59 PM
Thanks for your replay. I will start to experiment with an hibrid between UML and Procedures. I might find what is missing regarding the formalization of documentation in SAS. I said that because with complex projects and its improvements it is not easy to keep up evethough the first "version" is implemented. Some improves can come up a year later and the person that perfromed the original SAS program no longer available. I will keep updates on the use of UML on docuemnting SAS complex programs.