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SAS L is StiLL aLive

SAS L is StiLL aLive

If you’ve ever done any moderate googling on a SAS topic you’ve probably unearthed a thread on SAS-L, quite possibly from several decades ago.  You’d be forgiven for assuming that this simply something that “used to exist’ because –...
Tabs v Spaces – which is more popular in SAS?

Tabs v Spaces – which is more popular in SAS?

Tabs or Spaces?  Does it even matter, so long as you / your team are consistent?  For many SAS developers the standard place to write code is the Program Editor – for which the default setting is to use tabs, else 4 spaces. Interestingly – the generated...
Importing flow: ERROR – An error occurred trying to connect the responsible parties for the imported objects.  Reason: Can’t find resource for bundle java.util.PropertyResourceBundle, key ResponsiblePartyHandler.InvalidSearchAttrib.txt

Importing flow: ERROR – An error occurred trying to connect the responsible parties for the imported objects. Reason: Can’t find resource for bundle java.util.PropertyResourceBundle, key ResponsiblePartyHandler.InvalidSearchAttrib.txt

If you are getting the following message when importing a package containing a FLOW: ERROR – An error occurred trying to connect the responsible parties for the imported objects.  Reason: Can’t find resource for bundle java.util.PropertyResourceBundle, key...

Finding MIN (or even MAX) of character variables in SQL

It is perfectly valid to use min() as a summary function on character values in proc sql, eg as follows: proc sql;create table test as    select min(name) as minval  from sashelp.class; This is not so, however, when using in an inline context: proc...