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Tricks for Report Builders: Best Practices and Visualization Skills for Designing Impactful Reports

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Are you new to SAS® Visual Analytics but not new to data visualization? In this SAS Explore presentation (slides are attached to this post), we helped SAS users hit the ground running and take advantage of automated features. We revealed the top five things to help you quickly transfer your skills and get the most out of SAS Visual Analytics. Report building best practices covered included:


  • Selecting the best object for your data based on recommendations from Edward Tufte – the godfather of data visualization.
  • Working with multiple data sources.
  • Creating new data items.
  • Using container objects to design effective reports.
  • Using report and page prompts for fast filtering.
  • Leveraging automatic actions.
  • Adding instructional text to describe content and report navigation.
  • Designing and testing reports for viewing on a variety of devices and screen sizes.
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