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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Course Logistics 1.2 Purpose of the Macro Facility 1.3 Program Flow 2 Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Course Logistics 1.1 Course Logistics 1.2 Purpose of the Macro Facility 1.3 Program Flow 3 Objectives Explain the naming convention that is used for the course files. Compare the three levels of exercises that are used in the course. Describe at a high level how data is used and stored at Orion Star Sports & Outdoors. Navigate to the Help facility. 3 4 Filename Conventions Code Type a Activity d Demo e Exercise s Solution 4 m104d01 x course ID chapter # item # type placeholder Example: The SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials course ID is m1, so m104d01 = SAS Macro Language 1, Chapter 4, Demo 1. m104a01 m104a02 m104a02s m104d01 m104d02 m104e01 m104e02 m104s01 m104s02 5 Three Levels of Exercises 5 Level 1 The exercise mimics an example presented in the section. Level 2 Less information and guidance are provided in the exercise instructions. Level 3 Only the task you are to perform or the results to be obtained are provided. Typically, you will need to use the Help facility. You are not expected to complete all of the exercises in the time allotted. Choose the exercise or exercises that are at the level you are most comfortable with. 6 Orion Star Sports & Outdoors Orion Star Sports & Outdoors is a fictitious global sports and outdoors retailer with traditional stores, an online store, and a large catalog business. The corporate headquarters is located in the United States with offices and stores in many countries throughout the world. Orion Star has about 1,000 employees and 90,000 customers, processes approximately 150,000 orders annually, and purchases products from 64 suppliers. 6 7 Orion Star Data As is the case with most organizations, Orion Star has a large amount of data about its customers, suppliers, products, and employees. Much of this information is stored in transactional systems in various formats. Using applications and processes such as SAS Data Integration Studio, this transactional information was extracted, transformed, and loaded into a data warehouse. Data marts were created to meet the needs of specific departments such as Marketing. 7 8 Macro Language Help Facility 8 Launch a SAS session and navigate to the Help facility for the macro language. 9 10 1.01 Poll Were you able to access the Help facility? Yes No 10 11 11 12 12 Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Course Logistics 1.2 Purpose of the Macro Facility 1.2 Purpose of the Macro Facility 1.3 Program Flow 13 Objectives State the purpose of the macro facility. View examples of macro applications. 13 14 Purpose of the Macro Facility The macro facility is a text processing facility for automating and customizing SAS code. The macro facility helps minimize the amount of SAS code you must type to perform common tasks....
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mac1c01 - 1 Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Course Logistics...

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