Programming for SAS(R) Viya(R)

Course code: PGVYV2

This course is for users who need to modify existing Base SAS programs that will execute in SAS Viya. This course leverages the power of SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS) to access, manage, and manipulate in-memory tables. This course is not intended for beginning SAS software users.

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Course duration: 8 hours

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Price without VAT: 600 EUR


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Target group

SAS programmers transitioning to SAS Viya

Course structure


  • Overview of SAS Viya.
  • Overview of SAS Viya servers.

Loading Data into SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS)

  • Understanding caslibs.
  • Loading data to in-memory tables.
  • Accessing DBMS data in CAS.
  • Saving and dropping in-memory tables.

Modifying Base SAS Programs to Run in SAS Viya

  • Modifying DATA step code for CAS.
  • Modifying SQL code for CAS.
  • Defining CAS column data types.

Using CAS-Enabled Procedures and CAS Actions

  • Using CAS-enabled Base SAS procedures.
  • Understanding CASL syntax.
  • Accessing, exploring, and summarizing data with CAS actions.


Before attending this course, you should have nine months or more of SAS programming experience or have completed the SAS Programming 1: Essentials and SAS Programmierung 2: Datenmanagement courses. Specifically, you should be able to do the following:
  • Understand programming logic concepts.
  • Use SAS software to access SAS libraries.
  • Read and manipulate data with the DATA step.
  • Use SQL to query and join tables.
  • Use the MEANS and FREQ procedures to summarize data.
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