Hash objects are an efficient tool in the SAS DATA step that can look up, manage and organize data. Hash objects function differently from traditional SAS language statements, though, so users may be reluctant to learn how to use them.
If hash objects confuse you, or if you're wondering whether learning about them is worthwhile, join us for this webinar. You'll come away with a solid grasp of the basics, and ready to start adding hash objects to your SAS programming toolkit.
- What a hash object is.
- How they can be used in the DATA step.
- Basic hash object syntax.
- Examples of simple hash object applications.
Michele M. Burlew designs and programs SAS applications for data management, data analysis, report writing and graphics for academic and corporate clients.
A SAS user since 1980, Burlew has expertise in many SAS products and operating systems. She's the author of seven SAS Press books: SAS ® Hash Object Programming Made Easy, Combining and Modifying SAS ® Data Sets: Examples, Second Edition, Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond (coauthor), SAS ® Guide to Report Writing: Examples, Second Edition, SAS® Macro Programming Made Easy, Second Edition, Debugging SAS® Programs: A Handbook of Tools and Techniques, and Reading External Data Files Using SAS®: Examples Handbook.