Title: SAS SQ1: Essentials

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: €1,188.00


Overview: This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL).

Pre-requisites: Before attending this class, you should be able to

  • submit SAS programs on your operating system
  • create and access SAS data sets
  • use arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators
  • invoke SAS procedures.

You can gain this experience from the SAS Programming 1: Essentials course. No knowledge of SQL is necessary.

This course addresses Base SAS software.

This course is appropriate for students who are using SAS 9 software.


Who: SAS programmers and business analysts


Outline: Introduction


  • overview of SAS Foundation
  • course logistics
  • course data files
  • introducing the Structured Query Language

Basic Queries


  • overview of the SQL procedure
  • specifying columns
  • specifying rows

Displaying Query Results


  • presenting data
  • summarizing data

SQL Joins


  • introduction to SQL joins
  • inner joins
  • outer joins
  • complex SQL joins



  • noncorrelated subqueries
  • in-line views

Set Operators


  • introduction to set operators
  • the UNION operator
  • the OUTER UNION operator
  • the EXCEPT operator
  • the INTERSECT operator

Creating Tables and Views


  • creating tables with the SQL procedure
  • creating views with the SQL procedure

Advanced PROC SQL Features


  • dictionary tables and views
  • using SQL procedure options
  • interfacing PROC SQL with the macro language