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SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback

Hi There,

 

Someone asked me about SAS administration related presentations at the upcoming SAS Global Forum and when I went to the Session Catalog I noticed in the Job Role filter list there is no SAS Administration job role listed. (Cue dun dun duuuuun music...)

 

I saw for SAS administration/architecture/deployment type papers there are tags at the bottom of the abstract outline with Administration:xxxxx yet the tags are not hyperlinked to see the associated papers. You can search for administration which is helpful but it would be good to have:

  • a Job Role=Administration in the filter http://www.sasgfsessioncatalog.com/#/filter/
  • a Job Role=Administration in the downloadable catalog that is available on the right side of SASGF Session Catalog page; and
  • hyperlinks on the tags once you select a presentation so you can see other papers in the same category.

 

Do others agree? Are there any other roles or session catalog feedback you have?

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

Really? Are Administrators suddenly obsolete in the new age of SAS Viya?!? (I doubt it.. I mean there's no Metadata Server any more, but there still needs to be someone to keep it all running..)

 

Yes, Admin is a must-have.

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to AndrewHowell

We are re-branding ourselves as "Platform Scientists"...

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Cameron | Selerity
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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

Hello @MichelleHomes,

 

Indeed, I fully agree with you, Michelle, I could only get the exported sessions in an  Excel file and search over there with a bit of logic.

 

It would be really nice to have something to search. I also think that it would be nice to have sub-topics/sub-tags under administration, since the number of sessions for SASAdmins is healthily increasing. Smiley Happy

 

Kind regards,

Juan

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

Thanks for all your comments.

 

@JuanS_OCS, there is a search capability, so you can search for “administration” as http://www.sasgfsessioncatalog.com/#/search/Administration but I think it would be helpful to have a Job Type filter as well as a way to use the tags.

 

Kind Regards,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

If you download the entire catalog as a spreadsheet (you can do that! Link on the right side of the catalog page), you can see the reason for this: it's a data problem.

 

Each paper in the catalog has only one job role, and one primary product listed.  "admin" topics are categorized into App Developer or Business Analyst -- or perhaps other roles, depending on how the paper author proposed these.

 

But you can use Primary Product as a proxy for the admin role: SAS Metadata Server, SAS Management Console, SAS Grid Manager -- these are all listed.

 

Still -- great feedback and maybe @gmbaker can respond with more info or another idea.

 

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

FYI: If you set the filter to Topic you and select a variety of Administration topics.

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to DavidPope

Thanks @ChrisHemedinger - I saw in the diwnloable file there wasn’t an Administration job role and the functionality is limited due to the data. (The usual story of an analysts life, right?)

 

Thanks @DavidPope! The Topic filter seems to use the tags and is an easier way to find the Administratioj content. Thanks for pointing this out. 

 

Cheers,

Michelle

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

As it so happens, there is a SAS Program to grab all the Administration topics....

 

Your Welcome Smiley Happy

 

 

Regards,
Cameron | Selerity
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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to foobarbaz

#FridayFun @foobarbaz? Robot Happy

 

Nice work Cameron!

 

Thanks,
Michelle

 

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Re: SAS Global Forum Session Catalog Filter Feedback
Posted in reply to MichelleHomes

Hi.

Maybe something for future but it would nice to have a filter to identify when session has been added. It takes a while to compile a list of interest and I don't want to miss an interesting session if it should be added later Smiley Happy

 

 

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