Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:10:16 -0800
Reply-To: Jake Bartlett <jakebartlett@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jake Bartlett <jakebartlett@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Using Enterprise Guide or Miner as Development Platform Using
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On Feb 21, 12:39 pm, walker....@OSU.EDU (Paul Walker) wrote:
> This is a really conceptual question.
> I like the way enterprise guide and miner are set up with process flow
> diagrams, where you connect the nodes together.
> Is it possible for SAS end-users like myself to create "custom nodes" that
> can be integrated into either EG or EM? If so, does it require additional
> software license? I have heard something about SAS toolkit where you can
> actually develop your own procs, and thought there might be something
> Keep in mind, I don't just want to have a SAS code node. For example, I
> might like to have a node for "model scoring". That node would bring up a
> SAS/AF interface where you could set all the properties before running
> it. Would like it to fit seamlessly into the process flow diagram and
> work with existing EG or EM nodes.
> Is this possible?
> The alternative is to independently develop the workspace which uses nodes
> and connectors in SAS/AF, maybe using a workspace component from V6.
> Any thoughts?
Enterprise Miner can easily be extended through a mechanism called
Extension Nodes. These are created by creating an XML file that
creates the GUI and a SAS catalog containing your SAS macros and
For an example of how to create nodes, check out the examples for the
book "Data Preparation for Analytics" (http://www.sascommunity.org/
Look in the "04 Enterprise Miner Nodes" folder for some nice examples.
See page 17 of Extending SAS Enterprise Miner with Data Preparation
for Analytics Nodes 3_3.doc for an example of how to create the XML
See page 20 for a description of how to install new Extension Nodes.
Also, browse around the examples given to see how it works.
Feel free to email if you are having any trouble.