SAS macro example tutorial

There are huge requirements for mainframe with SAS skill set. SAS (Statistical Analysis System). It is used in mainframe for creating reports. As a mainframe professional, learning and working on SAS is not much difficult. The tutorial explains on how to run macro in JCL of mainframe.

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SAS is a macro level programming language. We can write programs with SAS. In the MVS environment, we can use both On-line and Batch JCL to execute SAS macros.

SAS with MVS (Batch);

Sample JCL to run SAS:

//INPUT1     DD   DSN=Inputfile,DISP=SHR
//OUTPUT1  DD  DSN=Outputfile,DISP=OLD
//SYSIN  DD   *  DATA  WORK.M;  
INPUT FILELD1  $1-10               FILELD2 $11-20;  IF FIELD1= ‘22GCPMGGCAP’;  RUN; /*

The above is best example, where it reads input file and filters for matching record and write into output file.

After executes RUN, it writes records into o/p file. Just grab my favourite book to start your SAS learning.

Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.