Wed, Mar 01|
Using the DATA Step Debugger in SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Studio by Chris Hemedinger
Still debugging with PUT statements? Learn to use the DATA Step Debugger, one of the most under-utilized tools in SAS!
Time & Location
Mar 01, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
When your DATA step program isn’t behaving the way that you expect, what tools do you have to fix it? Do you use PUT statements to inspect variables and the program data vector? The DATA step debugger is a built-in tool that can help! And it’s available in SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Studio. In this session, you will learn:
- What the SAS DATA Step Debugger is and where to find it.
- How to use the debugger to set breakpoints, watch values and solve logic problems.
- The limitations of the debugger.
Chris Hemedinger is the Director of SAS User Engagement. His talented team looks after SAS online communities, SAS user groups, developer experience and GitHub, tech newsletters, expert webinars and tutorials. Chris is a recovering software developer who helped build popular SAS products such as SAS Enterprise Guide. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies. You can follow Chris on Twitter as @cjdinger.