Master the language of PROC SQL! Get faster and better results when you use the SQL procedure with this step-by-step, example-driven guide in your hands. You will find information about implementing both American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines and non-ANSI features. A broad range of SAS users, including applications programmers, database designers and administrators, statisticians, and systems analysts, will find techniques in Kirk Lafler's PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS to enhance their data access, manipulation, and presentation prowess. Topics examined include database design; an introduction to SQL, dictionary tables, and tables; coding PROC SQL logic as well as complex queries; working with views; troubleshooting and debugging SQL code; and tuning for performance. With the growing popularity of databases, PROC SQL is becoming the language of choice for SAS users around the world. Intermediate and advanced users will appreciate the straightforward explanations and numerous examples.