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By vikas  |  SAS Programming  |  On 5/24/2018 11:20:09 PM

An important component of SAS Training In Mumbai is the number of windows and code structures that a programmer has to work with. Today we look at the major types of SAS window interfaces and the key code structures types

 SAS Windows

With SAS windows, SAS Training In Mumbai becomes smarter and more effective. It contains a lot of utilities needed in code execution and compilation.


  • Code window

This is the editor interface. It is used by coders to start coding from scratch

  • Log window

This windows shows the status of your program execution. It shows all the error messages and alerts that come up during the code compilation

  • Output window

When you write a particular code, you will need to see the output for the same. The output window will show you the output you will write in the editor

  • Result window

This view shows all the results of different modules / programs running in a single session. Needless to say, when the session is over the result widow is reset to blank

  • Explore window 

This feature of SAS Display Manager lets users access to the contents of SAS data sets and catalogs with their metadata.


SAS Code Structures

Students of SAS Training In Pune will also note about the different types of code structures needed to compile in SAS

-          DATA – This step create the SAS data set and then passes the data onto a PROC step

-          PROC – This step is used to process the data with the given SAS commands


There are some rules in order to build a valid code structure in SAS program

-          Nearly every line of code will begin with DATA or PROC

-          You can use the RUN or QUIT command to end the SAS code

-          A semi colon is necessary at the end of every line of code

-          You can write each code in a separate line or write multiple codes in single line. Of course each code must end with a semi-colon

-          SAS codes are not case sensitive. So commands given in full caps or regular way will still compile in SAS

-          You can define a new user- defined library by providing the command LIBNAME. These are permanent libraries.

 To wrap up

Hope your Sas course Training In Mumbai will be augmented with this knowledge about SAS window interfaces and the key code structures.