Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 12:18:13 -0400
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From: MCPalmer <mcpalmer@ZBI.NET>
Organization: Zurich Biostatistics, Inc.
Subject: Re: Searching for SAS off the shelf Report generator.
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> I am looking for an off the shelf report generator package based in base
> for producing sophisticated reporting such as used in the pharmaceutical
> industry. Has anyone come across reporting packages based in base SAS and
> were they any good ?
We had a similar requirement about two years ago and were not happy with the
off-the-shelf SAS-macro based report-generators that we found or the very
expensive custom solutions that vendors were willing to put together.
Luckily, XML had just become available and we were able to use it to
integrate SAS with off-the-shelf industrial-strength publishing software.
We've been frequenting SUG and DIA meetings since then talking about using
XML to add flexibility and automation to SAS. Papers in PDF are available at
Zurich Biostatistics, Inc.