I was one of the unfortunate ones who was unable to attend the SAS Global Forum in Seattle last week. Thanks to discussion forums, blogs, and Twitter, I was able to keep up with a lot that was going on. I was particularly interested in some of the new features that will be available in the next version (4.3) of Enterprise Guide, which is scheduled to be available this summer. Below are some of the features that were mentioned:
- context sensitive keyword completion (syntax suggestion)
- relative file addressing
- code reverse engineering (see what old code is doing)
- an autoexec process flow for projects (runs automatically when project is opened)
- code analyzer (reads a program and turns it into a process flow)
I also had the opportunity to preview some of the new features in the upcoming version of Web Report Studio (4.3). SAS is expanding drag and drop capabilities, which makes creation of report even easier. The biggest news though is the ability to use more than one data source in a report section!