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Auditing SAS server availability from 30,000 feet

One very useful type of auditing for a SAS administrator is to have summary data about the availability and performance of various resources (platforms, servers, services) from the 30,000-foot view. Using SAS Environment Manager, it’s easy to go in and look at the availability of any one resource over various time spans–for the past few… Continue reading Auditing SAS server availability from 30,000 feet

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Using parameters within the macro facility

Have you ever written a macro and wondered if there was an easy way to pass values to the macro? You can by using macro parameters. Macro parameters enable you to pass values into the macro at macro invocation, and set default values for macro variables within the macro definition. In this blog post, I… Continue reading Using parameters within the macro facility

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The Self-Service Import in SAS Viya 3.2

In SAS Viya 3.2, the Self-Service Import provides a mechanism for a user to import (copy) data into the SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) environment. The data is copied as a .sashdat file into the selected CAS Library location when it is imported. Self-Service Import data can only be imported into CAS libraries of type… Continue reading The Self-Service Import in SAS Viya 3.2

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Securing sensitive data using SAS Federation Server data masking

SAS® Federation Server provides a central, virtual environment for administering and securing access to your data. It also allows you to combine data from multiple sources without moving or copying the data. SAS Federation Server Manager, a web-based application, is used to administer SAS Federation Server(s). Data privacy is a major concern for organizations and… Continue reading Securing sensitive data using SAS Federation Server data masking

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Securing sensitive data using SAS Federation Server at the data source level

Data virtualization is an agile way to provide virtual views of data from multiple sources without moving the data. Think of data virtualization as an another arrow in your quiver in terms of how you approach combining data from different sources to augment your existing Extract, Transform and Load ETL batch processes. SAS® Federation Server… Continue reading Securing sensitive data using SAS Federation Server at the data source level

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Securing sensitive data using SAS Federation Server at the row and column level

SAS® Federation Server provides a central, virtual environment for administering and securing access to your data. It also allows you to combine data from multiple sources without moving or copying the data. SAS Federation Server Manager, a web-based application, is used to administer SAS Federation Server(s). Data privacy is a major concern for organizations and… Continue reading Securing sensitive data using SAS Federation Server at the row and column level

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Combine and conquer with SAS

The ancient political maxim “divide and conquer” (Lat. “dīvide et īmpera”) has been used for millennia in politics, sociology, and psychology, mainly to manipulate people. In the last two centuries, however, this principle has also been adopted by computer science. It is widely used in computer programming, primarily in computer algorithms such as binary search,… Continue reading Combine and conquer with SAS