High-Performance Data Manipulation with SAS(R) DS2

Course code: DS2V35

This course focuses on learning DS2, a fourth-generation SAS language for advanced data manipulation. DS2 blends DATA step and SQL syntax with modern programming structures, and enables parallel processing in Base SAS as well as massively parallel processing environments such as Hadoop and SAS Viya Cloud Analytic Services (CAS). A brief introduction to SAS Viya is included.
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Course duration: 14 hours

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Target group

Experienced SAS software users who want to use modern programming techniques for complex manipulation of large data

Course structure


  • DS2 overview.
  • Introduction to SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS).
  • Course logistics.

Getting Started

  • Hello, World.

DATA Steps versus DS2 Data Programs

  • Similarities to the DATA step.
  • DS2 "missing" features.

New Data Types and Syntax

  • Program block structuring.
  • Data types.
  • Automatic data type conversion.
  • Expressions.
  • Selected functions.

Methods and Packages

  • Methods.
  • User-defined packages.
  • Predefined packages.

Threaded Processing

  • Threading on the Compute server.
  • Threading on MPP platforms.


This course is not appropriate for beginning SAS software users. Before attending this course, you should have several months of SAS programming experience or have taken the SAS Programmierung 2: Datenmanagement course. A good understanding of ANSI SQL is also beneficial.

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