SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office – Beginners Overview<br />What is SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office?<br />SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office is a Component Object Model (COM) add-in that enables business users to transparently leverage the power of SAS data access, reporting and analytics directly from Microsoft Office via integrated menus and toolbars. After arriving at the desired results, users can publish the Office documents to relevant decision makers using native Office functionality, and the recipients can update the embedded results from the Office documents on demand and as needed. SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office is capable of accessing very large, server based data sources (bypassing the traditional 65,536 row data size limit of Excel 2003), analysing the data and returning results back to Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint.<br />Introduction to Workshop Scenario<br />This workshop explores the SAS functionality available to the Microsoft Office user. The user will be taken through the steps of running existing SAS artefacts in the form of stored processes and reports as well as take them through the steps of creating a new report from scratch.<br />This workshop makes use of the Orion Star sample data source. Orion Star Sports & Outdoors is a fictitious retail company that sells sports and outdoor products.<br /><ul><li>Orion Start has retail stores in many countries throughout the world.
The company sells products in retail stores, through catalogue mail orders and over the Internet.
The company utilises the Orion Star Club to track purchases, enabling analyses of buying patterns and providing a basis for customer relationship management (CRM) activities and targeted product offerings.</li></ul>During the workshop you will be exposed to some of the functionality within Data Integration Studio that assists the developer with creating and managing integration tasks.<br />Using SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office<br /><ul><li> Invoke Microsoft Excel
Select Start -> Program -> Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Excel 2007. When using Office 2007, the SAS add-in functionality displays as a tab on the ribbon.
The Data Options Group is only available in Microsoft Excel and enables you to perform the following functions.
Open a SAS data source into a worksheet, a pivot table, or both
SAS Web Report Studio, Enterprise Guide and SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office supports the Report Object Model which allows reports created in Web Report Studio and Enterprise Guide to be opened in Add-In for Microsoft Office.
Recreate the report produced by the SAS Stored Process in Exercise 2
On the Active Data group select data by clicking on the drop down box and navigating to SAS Folders -> Projects ->SUNZ -> AMO -> 2. Information Maps
Select the Information Map called Orion Star TRP
This information map is a join between the Customer dimension table and the Order fact table.
Move all the available columns to the Selected variables windows
Right-mouse-click anywhere on the chart and select properties
On the Execution tab, check the Refresh on file open checkbox
The stored process will now be executed every time the user opens the file.
Select the View SAS Contents on the Manage group
A window opens which shows all the different types of SAS content in this workbook as well as when it was last executed.</li></ul>Advanced Exercise<br /><ul><li> Open the SUNZ cube into a Pivot table and answer the following questions:
Which country had the highest retail sales in the 4th quarter of 2001?
Which age group has the highest retail sales in the United Kingdom in the year 2000?