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What does DS2 stand for?

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What does DS2 stand for?

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‎09-22-2016 05:35 PM
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Re: What does DS2 stand for?

SASUser1201,  Well, it does not officially stand for anything Smiley Happy - but it might stand for Data Step 2.  Here is a definition straight out of the documentation: DS2 is a SAS programming language that is appropriate for advanced data manipulation. DS2 is included with Base SAS and shares core features with the SAS DATA step. DS2 exceeds the DATA step by adding variable scoping, user-defined methods, ANSI SQL data types, and user-defined packages. The DS2 SET statement accepts embedded FedSQL syntax, and the runtime-generated queries can exchange data interactively between DS2 and any supported database. This allows SQL preprocessing of input tables, which effectively combines the power of the two languages.

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‎09-22-2016 05:35 PM
SAS Employee
Posts: 17

Re: What does DS2 stand for?

SASUser1201,  Well, it does not officially stand for anything Smiley Happy - but it might stand for Data Step 2.  Here is a definition straight out of the documentation: DS2 is a SAS programming language that is appropriate for advanced data manipulation. DS2 is included with Base SAS and shares core features with the SAS DATA step. DS2 exceeds the DATA step by adding variable scoping, user-defined methods, ANSI SQL data types, and user-defined packages. The DS2 SET statement accepts embedded FedSQL syntax, and the runtime-generated queries can exchange data interactively between DS2 and any supported database. This allows SQL preprocessing of input tables, which effectively combines the power of the two languages.

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