DS2 is a SAS-proprietary programming language available in Base SAS. It is designed for parallel processing using an intriguing combination of SQL and traditional DATA step syntax. In this overview, you will learn: • Basic DS2 programming syntax • Similarities and differences from traditional DATA step programming. • Thumb rules for choosing DS2 or DATA step • How to access and manipulate the database table data at full precision using ANSI data types like DECIMAL, BIGINT, and VARCHAR. • How to convert DATA step programs into DS2 threads to enable parallel processing.
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