on 02-21-2018 06:54 PM
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:
Do others agree? Are there any other roles or session catalog feedback you have?
on 02-22-2018 01:14 AM
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.
on 02-22-2018 02:58 AM
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.
on 02-22-2018 03:13 AM
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.
on 02-22-2018 09:33 AM
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.
on 02-22-2018 01:47 PM
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.
on 03-15-2018 10:55 AM
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