Key Highlights of SAS® 9.2
Visit the SAS 9.2 resource page for an overview of product enhancements as well as a list of related documentation and references. SAS 9.2 brings more analytical products and graphical capabilities to Base SAS as well as updates to other products such as SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, SAS/CONNECT and others. Many enhancements are a direct response to requests from our existing customer base.
To read more about SAS 9.2, use the following links:
- New Software Offerings Introduced in SAS 9.2
- Foundation SAS Enhancements in SAS 9.2
- Reporting, Data Integration, and Analytics Enhancements in SAS 9.2
- Installing, Configuring, and Migrating to SAS 9.2
- Maintenance and Upgrades
- The third maintenance for SAS 9.2 is now available. Read more about SAS 9.2 (TS2M3).
- SAS 9.2 overview content has been updated with the latest release information.
- The most current release of SAS software is SAS 9.2. For information about product and system release numbers, read SAS 9.2 Provides New Product-Specific Release Numbers.
- SAS Product pages is a resource that offers a one-stop shop for documentation, samples, training and news about a specific product. This information span the two most recent releases of SAS software. To access the product-specific information, locate your product in the A-Z listing and explore what support.sas.com has to offer.
- The Hot Fix site has been updated for SAS 9.2 TS2MO and later. To find out more about the changes, read Important Changes to Hot Fixes.
Learn how to add text between the output in an ODS HTML file.
The ODS TEXT= statement is used to insert text into an output file. When using this statement with SAS® 9.1.3, you must give the output destination (such as HTML, PDF, RTF, and so on), for example, ODS HTML TEXT='text-string'. When using this statement with SAS 9.2, however, you do not have to specify the output destination, for example, ODS TEXT='text-string'. Learn more
- SAS Communities
Count Words, Specific Characters, Specific Substrings within a Text String »Beginning with SAS 9.1.3 there are new functions that can be used to count specific characters, specific substrings, and words in a string.
COUNT, COUNTC, and COUNTW were added to the BASE Functions in SAS 9.1.3. However, COUNTW is not documented in the 9.1.3 online documentation. It is in 9.2
COUNT will count the number of times a specific substring appears within a character string. Caution: If two occurrences of the specified substring overlap in the string, inconsistent results will be returned. For example, COUNT('boobooboo', 'booboo') might return a 1 or a 2.
COUNTC will count the number of times a specific character appears within a character string.
COUNTW will count the number of words that appear within a character string.
Sorting Text Without Regard to Case in SAS 9.2 »
PROC SORT is a frequently used Base SAS procedure with simple syntax. Unfortunately, anomalies in the key variables, especially mixed case character values, can present special challenges. Sort them out with this tip.
- Links to other Local SAS User Groups
Links to other SAS resources:
- Rick Aster's SAS Programmer's Pocket Reference [PDF]
- Frank Diiorio's CodeCrafters web site
- Sunil Gupta's SAS Savvy web site focused online SAS resource and SAS training.
- Lex Jansen's SAS Conference Papers Index
- Perry Watt's Library
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