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Workshop: Fundamental SAS Visual Analytics

Course Length - 2 Days

This workshop is delivered over two days. To begin with the focus is on administration and the preparation of data for use in SAS Visual Analytics. The workshop then moves on to cover the use of the Explorer and Designer to investigate data and build reports.

This workshop runs from 9:00 - 17:00.


This workshop is designed for Computer Users familiar with the SAS System and who wish to learn how to explore data and build reports using SAS Visual Analytics.


Attendees will be expected to have some knowledge of SAS Intelligence Platform and the role of metadata to attend the workshop.


VA1 Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics Administration

  • What is SAS Visual Analytics?
  • SAS VA Walkthrough
  • Introduction to Best Fit Gyms
  • SAS VA Administration Objectives

VA2 The SAS Visual Analytics Hub

  • Overview of SAS Visual Analytics Hub
  • Accessing Explorations and Reports

VA3 Using the Administrator

  • Administering Access to SAS Visual Analytics
  • The Administrator
  • Managing SAS LASR Analytic Servers
  • Loading and Unloading of Data
  • Managing Security
  • Administering Mobile Devices

VA4 Using the Visual Data Builder

  • Introduction to the Visual Data Builder
  • Importing Data
  • Data Queries
  • Scheduling Data Queries

VA5 Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics Reporting

  • Explorations and Reports
  • Best Fit Gyms Reporting Requirements
  • SAS Visual Analytics Reporting Objectives

VA6 Exploring Data with the Explorer

  • Understanding the SAS VA Explorer Interface
  • Creating Visualisations
  • Calculated Columns
  • Advanced Filters
  • Saving Visualisations and Explorations

VA7 Viewing Reports

  • The Report Viewers
  • Working with Comments
  • SAS Mobile BI

VA8 Creating Reports with the Report Designer

  • Understanding the Report Designer Interface
  • Working with Report Objects
  • Aggregated Measures
  • Using Filters and Prompts
  • Creating and Using Hierarchies
  • Creating and Using Interactions
  • Distributing Reports

VA9 Enhancing Reports

  • Using Periodic Operators
  • Using Display Rules
  • Creating KPIs and Dashboards
  • Parameters
  • Alerting