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VIEWS News 65 (2021Q3) has been published!

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VIEWS News issue 65 has now been published. It is a little later than planned. This is why I plan for August, but September is still Q3!

This newsletter issue only contains articles from me, but I am hoping you will find generating bookmarked PDF files and some more annoying programming styles interesting. As usual I have publicised some SAS-related events for the next few months, and I have also added some more SAS formats, options and functions that you may or may not have come across before, but you might find interesting, and even useful.

I don’t really want to write all of the articles for every issue, so if you would like to contribute an article on any SAS topic, or a SAS-related event date from October 2021 onward, to the next issue in August 2021 then please send an email with a description/attachment of your contribution to view-uk@hollandnumerics.org.uk or phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk.

To be able to read this and all previous issues you will need to follow these steps:

  1. If you have not already registered on this blog site, go to blog.hollandnumerics.org.uk and register for free membership.
  2. Once successfully registered, click the menu item [Subscriptions for Forums and Features] > [Request access to the VIEWS UK forum] to request free access to the VIEWS UK forum, then add your name and email address to the form before clicking [Send].
  3. On receipt of a request for an existing blog member I will register them for free access to the VIEWS UK forum, and then send them an email to confirm this.
  4. The next time they log onto the blog site they will see VIEWS UK in the forum list, where you will find the latest issue of VIEWS News, forum topics to find the backissues, functions and formats in every published issue, and a tag cloud covering every forum on the site to which you have access, including VIEWS UK and the VIEWS News issues.
  5. They will also be automatically informed of any VIEWS UK updates.

Enjoy!……………..Phil

Seeking active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK, USA and Canada in September 2021

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Looking for a SAS-related job?

There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK, USA and Canada, and the links are open to all site visitors:

  • UK: Consultancy permanent positions from Odin Consultancy.
  • UK: Graduate permanent positions from Odin Consultancy.
  • USA: Pharmaceutical contract positions from ClinChoice.
  • Canada: Pharmaceutical permanent and contract positions from ClinChoice.

Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

Recruiters looking for candidates

I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas, Europe and the Rest of the World. In particular, I would like to include jobs in the Europe and India, where 50% of the registered blog members are located and jobs have been posted for them in the past, but currently these areas have no active recruiters there.

If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

  1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
  2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 02Oct2021 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

  1. Indian sub-continent: 35.2% (278)
  2. The Americas: 23.5% (186)
  3. UK: 20.0% (158)
  4. Europe: 14.8% (117)
  5. Rest of the World: 6.6% (52)

I’ve withdrawn my apps from the Chrome Web Store after 9 years

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Regrettably I’ve withdrawn my apps from the Chrome Web Store after 9 years. For the last few years the Chrome Web Store has not been accepting new apps, only extensions, so I’ve not been able to add new apps, although updated apps have been accepted. However, recently my apps have been behaving differently, and only showing blank pages, so I’ve made the decision to withdraw my apps altogether.

There were 2 categories of apps in the Chrome Web Store:

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  • SAS apps, which are still available in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore (for Android devices). You can also access them on any device with a Programming blog membership as a web app.
  • Educational apps, which are also available in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore (for Android devices). You can also access them on any device with an Educational Games blog membership, again as a web app.
  • Seeking active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the USA and Canada in August 2021

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    Looking for a SAS-related job?

    There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the USA and Canada, and the links are open to all site visitors:

    • USA: Pharmaceutical contract positions from ClinChoice.
    • Canada: Pharmaceutical permanent and contract positions from ClinChoice.

    Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

    Recruiters looking for candidates

    I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas, Europe and the Rest of the World. In particular, I would like to include jobs in the UK, Europe and India, where nearly 70% of the registered blog members are located and jobs have been posted for them in the past, but currently these areas have no active recruiters there.

    If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

    1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
    2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

    Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 06Sep2021 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

    The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

    1. Indian sub-continent: 34.9% (275)
    2. The Americas: 23.67% (186)
    3. UK: 20.0% (158)
    4. Europe: 15.0% (118)
    5. Rest of the World: 6.6% (52)

    Seeking active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters globally in July 2021

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    Looking for a SAS-related job?

    There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month globally and in Canada, and the links are open to all site visitors:

    • Global: Pharmaceutical contract positions from ClinChoice.
    • Canada: Pharmaceutical permanent and contract positions from ClinChoice.

    Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

    Recruiters looking for candidates

    I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas, Europe and the Rest of the World. In particular, I would like to include jobs in the UK, Europe and India, where nearly 70% of the registered blog members are located and jobs have been posted for them in the past, but currently these areas have no active recruiters there.

    If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

    1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
    2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

    Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 04Aug2021 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

    The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

    1. Indian sub-continent: 34.7% (273)
    2. The Americas: 23.7% (186)
    3. UK: 20.1% (158)
    4. Europe: 14.9% (117)
    5. Rest of the World: 6.6% (52)

    VIEWS News 64 (2021Q2) has been published!

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    VIEWS News issue 64 has now been published. It is a little later than planned, but still in Q2!

    This newsletter issue contains an article from new VIEWS Consultant Steve Bloom on avoiding variable truncation when appending data sets, and I have added an article on macro syntax specifically to encourage discussion and a report on the recent virtual SAS Global Forum. As usual I have publicised some SAS-related events for the next few months, and I have also added some more SAS formats, options and functions that you may or may not have come across before, but you might find interesting, and even useful.

    If you would like to contribute an article on any SAS topic, or a SAS-related event date from October 2021 onward, to the next issue in August 2021 then please send an email with a description/attachment of your contribution to view-uk@hollandnumerics.org.uk or phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk.

    To be able to read this and all previous issues you will need to follow these steps:

    1. If you have not already registered on this blog site, go to blog.hollandnumerics.org.uk and register for free membership.
    2. Once successfully registered, click the menu item [Subscriptions for Forums and Features] > [Request access to the VIEWS UK forum] to request free access to the VIEWS UK forum, then add your name and email address to the form before clicking [Send].
    3. On receipt of a request for an existing blog member I will register them for free access to the VIEWS UK forum, and then send them an email to confirm this.
    4. The next time they log onto the blog site they will see VIEWS UK in the forum list, where you will find the latest issue of VIEWS News, forum topics to find the backissues, functions and formats in every published issue, and a tag cloud covering every forum on the site to which you have access, including VIEWS UK and the VIEWS News issues.
    5. They will also be automatically informed of any VIEWS UK updates.

    Enjoy!……………..Phil

    Seeking active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters globally in June 2021

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    Looking for a SAS-related job?

    There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month globally, and the links are open to all site visitors:

    • Global: Pharmaceutical contract positions from ClinChoice.

    Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

    Recruiters looking for candidates

    I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas, Europe and the Rest of the World. In particular, I would like to include jobs in the UK, Europe and India, where nearly 70% of the registered blog members are located and jobs have been posted for them in the past, but currently these areas have no active recruiters there.

    If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

    1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
    2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

    Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 07Jul2021 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

    The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

    1. Indian sub-continent: 34.2% (266)
    2. The Americas: 23.8% (185)
    3. UK: 20.3% (158)
    4. Europe: 15.0% (117)
    5. Rest of the World: 6.7% (52)

    My SASGF 2021 paper “How Many Shades of Guide: SAS Enterprise Guide to 8.3 and SAS Studio to 3.81 with SAS 9.4” is now available for download

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    My SASGF 2021 paper “How Many Shades of Guide: SAS Enterprise Guide to 8.3 and SAS Studio to 3.81 with SAS 9.4” is now available for download here.

    This link allows you to download the paper and slides in a zip file, plus:

    • Link to the SAS Global Forum 2021 Proceedings, where you can also download the paper, slides and link to the video.
    • Direct access to the link to the YouTube video of the presentation.
    • Download evaluation software to script Peedy, with a full software download in the future.

    Note that, while SAS Global Forum Americas and Asia Pacific has ended, SAS Global Forum EMEA will be held on 25-26 May 2021.

    I’m presenting with Peedy at Virtual SAS Global Forum 2021 on 20May2021

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    I’m presenting with Peedy at Virtual SAS Global Forum 2021 on 20May2021 at 1600hr (GMT+1), and I will be chatting in a Live Q&A from 1600-1630hr. My presentation is “How Many Shades of Guide: SAS Enterprise Guide to 8.3 and SAS Studio to 3.81 with SAS 9.4: Part 1 – SAS Enterprise Guide”, but it will only include Enterprise Guide due to time constraints. “Part 2 – SAS Studio” will be published at a later date, although the conference paper does include the history of both applications.

    Who is Peedy? I can hear you asking, and I can give you a quick preview below, as he appears in my preview video (1:26, 3.19Mb).

    He does more in the conference presentation, so please come and cheer him on, and I’ll explain a little more about why he is there!

    STOP PRESS: The #SASGF proceedings are now available, and my paper, slides and video link can now be found here.

    Seeking active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK and globally in May 2021

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    Looking for a SAS-related job?

    There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK and globally, and the links are open to all site visitors:

    • UK: Pharmaceutical contract positions from CK Clinical.
    • Global: Pharmaceutical contract positions from ClinChoice.

    Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

    Recruiters looking for candidates

    I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas, Europe and the Rest of the World. In particular, I would like to include jobs in Europe and India, where nearly 50% of the registered blog members are located and jobs have been posted for them in the past, but currently these areas have no active recruiters there.

    If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

    1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
    2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

    Please register for Free membership, and then send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 02Jun2021 to be included in this post next month! You will be manually upgraded to a Recruiter member if you’ve never taken part in this free trial before.

    The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

    1. Indian sub-continent: 34.0% (260)
    2. The Americas: 23.8% (182)
    3. UK: 20.5% (157)
    4. Europe: 15.0% (115)
    5. Rest of the World: 6.7% (51)

    Last call for articles for VIEWS News 64: Become a VIEWS Consultant in May!

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    Last call for articles for VIEWS News 64: Become a VIEWS Consultant in May! I’m planning to publish VIEWS News issue 64 at the end of May 2021, which means that I need you to send me your short SAS-related articles by 17May2021 to views-uk@hollandnumerics.org.uk.

    Topics include:

    • Annoying SAS Programming Styles: I wrote Part 1 in issue 60 about indenting of SAS code, and have added more articles since then. Do you have your own example of an annoying programming style, and how to fix it?
    • Event previews and reports.
    • SAS-related book reviews.
    • Short articles on any SAS-related topics.

    All the above examples will entitle the author to refer to themselves as a VIEWS Consultant!

    There is also In Brief and Diary sections in each issue containing:

    • Links to interesting SAS-related web sites.
    • Announcements of SAS-related events occurring from mid-June onwards.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon…………..Phil

     

    Seeking active recruiters globally! SAS-related Jobs from Recruiters in the UK, Europe and globally in April 2021

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    Looking for a SAS-related job?

    There are a number of SAS-related jobs in the SAS Jobs Listing this month in the UK, Europe and globally, and the links are open to all site visitors:

    • UK: Pharmaceutical contract positions from CK Clinical.
    • Europe: Pharmaceutical contract and permanent positions from CK Clinical.
    • Global: Pharmaceutical contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions from ClinChoice.
    • Global: Financial contract positions from BSL IT United Kingdom.

    Please use the links in the SAS Jobs Listing to apply for these positions. All recruiters have contact details and links to their web sites on each job post.

    Recruiters looking for candidates

    I’m always looking for new recruiters to post SAS-related jobs on this site covering India, UK, the Americas, Europe and the Rest of the World. In particular, I would like to include jobs in India and the Americas, where over 55% of the registered blog members are located and jobs have been posted for them in the past, but currently these areas have no active recruiters there.

    If you have a regular supply of SAS jobs in any of these regions, then there is a free trial which is open to all recruiters, but with 2 simple rules:

    1. The free trial will be extended by an additional calendar month only when a job is posted, and will expire automatically if no job has been posted in a calendar month.
    2. The posted jobs must be in some way SAS-related.

    Please send your jobs to phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk before 05May2021 to be included in this post next month!

    The current regional breakdown of registered blog members is as follows, but note that the SAS Jobs Listing is open to all site visitors:

    1. Indian sub-continent: 34.1% (259)
    2. The Americas: 23.7% (180)
    3. UK: 20.7% (157)
    4. Europe: 15.0% (114)
    5. Rest of the World: 6.6% (50)