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SAS For Dummies by Chris Hemedinger, Stephen McDaniel

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Chapter 6

Show Me a Report in Less Than a Minute

In This Chapter

bullet Using the various output types

bullet Creating simple listings and data summary reports

bullet Fine-tuning your formatting

When you mention data reporting to your colleagues, the phrase will likely invoke ideas ranging from simple listings of data tables to sophisticated combinations with graphs, data aggregations, complex data formatting, and even relevant statistical analysis in one report. SAS can cover a wide range of reports, from simple to complex.

That said, how you create a report with SAS is somewhat different from most other reporting applications. In SAS Enterprise Guide, reports can comprise a combination of output objects that you create in your project. For example, you can include a combination of a summary table of sales by quarter, a bar chart of new customers by quarter, and a line chart of sales by region over time on one page.

This chapter focuses on the tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide that allow you to generate data listings, data summaries, and summary tables (or cross-tabular reports). After you understand the building blocks of reports, you can combine the results of your labor into complex reports to meet ...

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