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Teaching a newbie

If you were teaching someone who is new to SAS how to write code in Enterprise Guide, where would you have them start?  Anything we write at my office has to output a .sas file so that we can schedule it to run.  Our scheduler does not handle .egp files at all.  We operate in the Unix environment.   So, not sure if we should start them with online tutorials, send them to a class, or write our own material.

 

Thanks!

Carol

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Re: Teaching a newbie

I'd start with the FREE online training: SAS Programming 1: https://support.sas.com/edu/schedules.html?ctry=us&id=2588

You will need to supplement with "this is how we do things around here" guidelines, but Programming 1 should get you the basics.


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Re: Teaching a newbie

Haha in-flight collision of similar responses, Chris. This calls for settlement over beers at SGF.

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Re: Teaching a newbie

One could happily use EG forever and never write a single line of code. When the project works as desired you can export the code to a .sas file and have it scheduled as if it was coded by a programmer.

 

If EG does not cut the cheese I would have a look at the SAS education pages and look for the path towards the SAS Programming certification. And possibly the Advanced Programming after that.

 

Regards Jan.

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Re: Teaching a newbie

Depending on your environment, you might also think about turning your EG projects into Stored Processes, which can then be invoked on your Unix server.

 

Tom

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