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Date:         Thu, 2 Jun 2005 06:55:36 -0600
Reply-To:     Alan Churchill <SASL001@SAVIAN.NET>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Alan Churchill <SASL001@SAVIAN.NET>
Subject:      Re: SASTip 133 - Create a pivot table from SAS
Comments: To: Phil Mason <woodstreet@GMAIL.COM>
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Take a look at Visual Studio Tools for Office. It allows you to fully use the Office object model and should provide a cleaner and more extensive programming model:

Thanks, Alan

Savian "Bridging SAS and Microsoft Technologies"

-----Original Message----- From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Phil Mason Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:49 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: SASTip 133 - Create a pivot table from SAS

Daily Tip 133 02/06/2005 08:24:00

Create a pivot table from SAS

A colleague and I were looking at the best way to automatically create a pivot table in EXCEL automatically from SAS. We considered solutions such as ODS with MSO XML directives, straight XML, DDE, and so on - but these were all very complex. He finally came up with the following simple method.

We use a SAS program to create a spreadsheet and then call a Visual Basic Script. The Visual Basic Script does the following:

* open the spreadsheet

* add a new sheet for pivot table

* create a pivot table using wizard

* set the fields to be used in the table

The SAS program could be extended to make a macro which creates the VBS file. This could then make it parameter driven to work for all data.

SAS Program

* create EXCEL spreadsheet ;

proc export data=sashelp.class




* call VB script to make the pivot table ;

data _null_;

x 'c:\sas\pivot.vbs';


VB Script Program

Set XL = CreateObject("Excel.Application")


XL.Workbooks.Open "c:\sas\class.xls"

Xllastcell= xl.cells.specialcells(11).address = "PivotTable"



XL.ActiveSheet.PivotTableWizard SourceType=xlDatabase,XL.Range("A1" & ":" & xllastcell),"Pivottable!R1C1",xldata

XL.ActiveSheet.PivotTables(xldata).PivotFields("Name").Orientation = 1

XL.ActiveSheet.PivotTables(xldata).PivotFields("Age").Orientation = 1

XL.ActiveSheet.PivotTables(xldata).PivotFields("Sex").Orientation = 1

XL.ActiveSheet.PivotTables(xldata).PivotFields("Height").Orientation = 4

XL.ActiveWorkbook.ShowPivotTableFieldList = False

Thanks to Chris Brooks, National Statistics, UK for this tip

Tested under SAS 9.1.3 & Windows XP Professional

Wood Street Consultants Ltd. <>

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