Exploring SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide 3: The Interface

A new Welcome Window allows users to do many things, including:

  • open an existing project
  • create a new project
  • create a new SAS program
  • view the SAS Enterprise Guide tutorial.


The SAS Enterprise Guide interface has

  • updated menus and toolbars
  • a reorganized task list
  • a new process flow


Using the Workspace

The SAS Enterprise Guide workspace can have up to eight separate windows, which can be docked or undocked.



The View toolbar has toggle icons for each of these SAS Enterprise Guide windows and several other settings for working with the interface.


The Maximize Workspace button changes the size of the active window to fill the entire SAS Enterprise Guide workspace.


Minimizing Workspace Windows

Each window has a push-pin icon that helps manage your workspace.

When you select Screenshot_1476, the windows will fold up and retreat into the edges of the workspace.

To expand a hidden window, move your mouse over the window name. The window is displayed until you move your mouse out of the window.

To unhide a window that you have hidden, select Screenshot_1477.

Exploring SAS Enterprise Guide 3

This demonstration explores interface and functionality of SAS Enterprise Guide.


  1. Select Start Ð All Programs Ð SAS Ð Enterprise Guide 3.0 to invoke SAS Enterprise Guide.
  2. Select New Project in the Welcome window.


Because this is the first time SAS Enterprise Guide has been run on this computer, there is no current default server. Select Screenshot_1480in the message box to open the Options window so that you can change the default server.


      a. Select Administration from the list in the left side of the Options window.

        The Options window allows many other options to be set.

      b. Make sure ITConfig Metadata Repository is the active repository.

      c. Select SASMain as the default server.


SelectScreenshot_1483to save the changes and close the Options window.

Run a Stored Process

  1. Select View Ð Stored Process List to access the Stored Process window.
       a. Expand Training.

             b. Locate Orion Customer List


          c. Right-click on the stored process and select Add to Project.

      5. In the Process Flow window, right-click on the stored process and select Run this Stored Process.


      6. Because this stored process has a parameter, a window prompts you for the value.


Select Screenshot_1487

A HTML output item is added to the Process Flow window and the HTML report is displayed.


To view the log, right-click on the stored process and select Open Log.


When done viewing the report, close the HTML window and Log window if opened (select  Screenshot_1490    ).

Add Data to the Active Project

      7. To add data to the project from the Orion Star data libraries, select File Ð Open Ð From SAS Server/Binder.

      8. Select Servers Ð SASMain.


If prompted for credentials, enter the user ID and password provided by the instructor, and deselect Remember these credentials.


Select Screenshot_1493

      9. Double-click Libraries to view the libraries assigned to this server.

      10. Double-click Target Tables Library.

      11. Select OrderFact.



      12. The table is added to the Project and opened, however no data is displayed in SAS EnterpriseGuide.


Close the table by selectingScreenshot_1490

Set Permissions to View the Data in the OrderFact Table

      13. Select Start Ð All Programs Ð SAS Ð SAS Management Console to invoke the SAS Management Console. Log in using the BIArchitecture metadata profile and the username and password provided by the instructor.


      14. Expand the Data Library Manager and SAS Libraries.

      15. Right-click on Target Tables  Library and select Properties.

      16. Select the Authorization tab.

      17. Grant the Read permission to the PUBLIC group by selecting the appropriate check box.


Setting permissions on the library will apply that permission to all tables that are currently in the library as well as those that may be added in the future. Permissions can also be granted on individual tables within a library.

      18. SelectScreenshot_1483

      19. Close the SAS Management Console by selecting File Ð Exit.

      20. Return to SAS Enterprise Guide and re-open the OrderFact table by double-clicking the icon in the Process flow window – data should now be displayed.



Run One-Way Frequencies Task on the OrderFact Table

      21. Make sure the OrderFact table is the active data source (selected), then select One-Way Frequencies from the Describe section of the Task List window.

       22. When the task dialog opens, assign Order_Type to the Analysis variables role using drag and drop.


      23. Use drag and drop to assign Order_Year to the Group analysis by role.


      24. Select Statistics in the navigation list on the left to change the statistics in the Select Frequencies and percentages from the Frequency table options.


      25. SelectScreenshot_1502

The results return to the SAS Enterprise Guide application as an HTML page.


      26. When done viewing, close the HTML page (select ).







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