Systems Seminar Consultants, Inc.
The Missing Semicolon
Volume 13 Number 5                      Subscribe Here! May / 2012

Dear SAS User,



I am excited to let you know about our new "Lunch & Learn" program. We have a wide variety of complimentary short training sessions to offer you. They are available for all levels of SAS Users.  They can be scheduled over a lunch hour or during the work day.  This is the perfect opportunity for you and your colleagues to get free, up-to-date SAS training from our experts. 


Topics are available in person for Midwest clients and on the web for all others.  All you need to do is give us a call us at 1-800-997-7081 or email, and we will schedule a free SAS training session on the topic of your choice. It's that simple! This can be available to your company on a quarterly basis!  Check out the topics. All of us at SSC are very excited for another chance to share our SAS knowledge with fellow SAS users!


Thanks for Reading!

Jennifer First
Director of Operations 

Does Anybody Know What Day It Is?

Working With Date Intervals, Multipliers, and Shift Index


Do SAS date calculations often leave you confused? Do you have to perform date calculations where you need to use a multiple of a date interval? Do you need to advance dates in multiples of 2 months or 4 years? Do you have to return a date value using a non-default starting point, such as years beginning on March 1st rather than January 1st?


If you have ever asked any of these questions, then this paper is for you! 
Lunch & Learn at SSC!
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Quick Tip: Auto Arrange Feature in Enterprise Guide: Organizing Your Process Flow
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We added new foundation classes for July! Reserve your seat today!


Intro to SAS®

July 16 - 18  | September 17-19
SAS Enterprise Guide®
July 19 - 20 | September 20-21
SAS®  Macros
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SAS® SQL Procedure
September 27
SAS® Efficiencies
September 28

If someone signs up for a class and refers your name, receive 25% off your next class!
Referencing All Elements in an Array
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Introduction to PROC SQL


PROC SQL is a powerful Base SAS Procedure that combines the functionality of DATA and PROC steps into a single step. PROC SQL can sort, summarize, subset, join (merge), and concatenate datasets, create new variables, and print the results or create a new table or view all in one step!
PROC SQL can be used to retrieve, update, and report on information from SAS data sets or other database products. This paper will concentrate on SQL's syntax and how to access information from existing SAS data sets. 



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