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Prerequisite for SAS BI

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Prerequisite for SAS BI

What is the prerequisite for SAS BI?
Is learning Base and Advanced SAS mandatory to learn SAS BI?

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Re: Prerequisite for SAS BI

Depends on what you mean by SAS BI, and what kind of role you're looking for.
SAS major BI tool Visual Analytics itself doesn't require classic SAS programming.
But most SAS implementations need data tweaking and if you want to be able to do this you need some basic skills in programming including SQL.
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Re: Prerequisite for SAS BI


Halo wrote:

What is the prerequisite for SAS BI?
Is learning Base and Advanced SAS mandatory to learn SAS BI?


This sounds like "What is the prerequisite for football?".

 

Do you want to play?

Do you want to officiate it?

Do you want to coach it?

At which level?

Do you just want to watch (on the field or via TV?)?

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Re: Prerequisite for SAS BI

I actually wanted to learn it.
End to end implementation by creating reports using the data. I wanted to learn BI first, then VA.
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Re: Prerequisite for SAS BI

Does end-to-end mean you will be doing ETL (extract-transform-load) yourself, or will the data be in SAS already?

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Re: Prerequisite for SAS BI

I think you are confusing terms here, but you are excused as a beginner 😎
VA is the current SAS BI offering. The you have of course additional sw that does bi stuff as well, such as Add in 4 MS office, enterprise guide and so forth.
So if you want to start with BI, start with VA. In VA a Data Builder application is included which allows you to do simple data transformations (SQL joins, column calculations and similar).
When feeling confident with that, move to SAS programming and use either Enterprise Guide or SAS Studio as programming environment.
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Re: Prerequisite for SAS BI

Hello,

 

If you would like to learn sas definitely, I would say having prior knowledge about programming definitely helps. Statistics and SQL skills are going to help you to understand SAS more effectively. One of the most powerful aspects of the SAS 9 BI environment is the ability to create centralized definitions of business logic. For more information regarding sas bi please check out TekSlate.

 

Thanks.

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