About this course

Course code TPSQ1
Duration 2 Days

This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL).

Prerequisites

Before attending this class, you should be able to

  • submit SAS programs on your operating system
  • create and access SAS data sets
  • use arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators
  • invoke SAS procedures.

You can gain this experience from the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course. No knowledge of SQL is necessary.

This course addresses Base SAS software.

This course is appropriate for students who are using SAS 9 software.

Who should attend

SAS programmers and business analysts

Delegates will learn how to

  • query and subset data
  • summarize and present data
  • combine tables, including complex joins and merges
  • create and modify table views and indexes
  • replace multiple DATA and PROC steps with one SQL query.

Outline

Introduction

  • overview of SAS Foundation
  • course logistics
  • course data files
  • introducing the Structured Query Language

Basic Queries

  • overview of the SQL procedure
  • specifying columns
  • specifying rows

Displaying Query Results

  • presenting data
  • summarizing data

SQL Joins

  • introduction to SQL joins
  • inner joins
  • outer joins
  • complex SQL joins

Subqueries

  • noncorrelated subqueries
  • in-line views

Set Operators

  • introduction to set operators
  • the UNION operator
  • the OUTER UNION operator
  • the EXCEPT operator
  • the INTERSECT operator

Creating Tables and Views

  • creating tables with the SQL procedure
  • creating views with the SQL procedure

Advanced PROC SQL Features

  • dictionary tables and views
  • using SQL procedure options
  • interfacing PROC SQL with the macro language

Learning More

  • SAS resources
  • beyond this course

2 Days

Duration

This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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