SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office – Business<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 tasked to find answers to questions from a typical Sales and Marketing department in the Retail world.<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
The first 5000 rows (by default) will be opened within the worksheet.
The user can navigate to the next 5000 or last records by making use of the Navigate buttons in the Active Data group.
Selecting the last button shows that there are 130869 rows in the dataset for the Shoes category.
Next we might want to sort the data by Product Group and Ascending order. We can make use of the Microsoft Excel sort functionality but because we are only viewing 5000 rows at a time the sort will only be perform on those rows. For this exercise we will make use of SAS’s sort routines.
Click on the Sort button on the Data Options group
The Information Map properties window will reopen.
On the Sort tab and select the Product Group column as the Sort by column from the drop down menu