|Date: ||Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:59:00 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||"Brucken, Nancy" <Nancy.Brucken@PFIZER.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Brucken, Nancy" <Nancy.Brucken@PFIZER.COM>|
|Subject: ||March MSUG meeting|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset="windows-1252"|
The next meeting of the Michigan SAS Users Group (MSUG) will be held on
Thursday, 3/21 from 1:30-4 pm at the SAS offices, 1000 Town Center, Suite
2100 in Southfield. The agenda is as follows:
SAS Warehouse Administrator 2.2: Demonstation and Discussion - John
SAS Warehouse Administrator is designed for the IT professional responsible
for creating and managing data warehouse/data mart processes. SAS Warehouse
Administrator is a customizable solution that offers a single point of
control, making it easier to respond to the ever-changing needs of the
Features of the SAS Warehouse Administrator Graphical User Interface will be
presented using slides and a live demo. Extraction, transformation and
loading strategies for use of the adminstrator will be discussed. The role
of metadata in code generation, documentation and application integration
will be highlighted.
Have a Strange DATE? Create Your Own INFORMAT to Deal with Her - Venky
SAS users often deal with date values such as "December 20, 1999." To an
end user or for a report, such date values appear logical, intuitive and
informative. Indeed, for some limited purposes, even a SAS programmer finds
it sufficient to read these dates as literal character fields. However,
often we need to use these dates to calculate the number of days elapsed-
the trick lies in reading the above value as a SAS date value.
The WORDDATE FORMAT can be readily used to write out such a date value as in
the above example. However, we cannot easily read in such a date value
because a corresponding INFORMAT does not exist. Two approaches are
examined from the perspective of (1) ease of use for a junior programmer and
(2) efficiency in reading such dates when dealing with large files. The
first approach reads the value as a character literal, breaks it into
multiple pieces, and puts the individual pieces back together applying
FUNCTIONS and FORMATS. The second approach builds a user-defined INFORMAT
and applies the INFORMAT when reading the data. Also, some of the new
features like PICTURE FORMAT DIRECTIVES will be discussed.
So...Let's Talk About Your Career: Using a Job Coach to Get Ahead - John G.
Agno, President, Signature, Inc.
Professional coaching is an ongoing partnership that helps clients produce
fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the
process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their
performance and enhance their quality of life.
Coaching can help clients find answers to such questions as: Am I ready to
move up to the next level or get more meaning from my work? How can I leave
my corporate job and become a free agent?
The coach meets with a client who chooses the focus of conversation while
the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. Coaching
accelerates the client's progress by providing greater focus and awareness
of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are today and what they
are willing to do to get where they want to be tomorrow. The goal is to
coach people to greater awareness, purpose, competency and well-being, which
often translates into greater compensation, job satisfaction and better use
of our skills and abilities.
The SAS office is located in the Town Center in Southfield, near
Northwestern Highway. There is visitor parking in the parking structure
behind the building.
Pfizer Global Research & Development, Ann Arbor
E-mail address: Nancy.Brucken@pfizer.com