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Creating highly Creating highly customized, binary customized, binary Excel files using Excel files using XML… 99.3% of the XML… 99.3% of the time time “42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” – Steven Wright
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Creating highly customized, binary Excel files using XML… 99.3% of the time

Dec 31, 2015

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Creating highly customized, binary Excel files using XML… 99.3% of the time. “42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” – Steven Wright. Alan Churchill, Savian, LLC Don Henderson, HCSBI. alan.churchill@savian.net don.henderson@hcsbi.com. Scenario. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Creating highly customized, binary Excel files using XML 99.3% of the time42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. Steven Wright

    Author contact information second line

    Alan Churchill, Savian, LLCDon Henderson, HCSBIalan.churchill@savian.net don.henderson@hcsbi.com

  • ScenarioClient would like a lot of Excel reports created by SAS and they are highly customized (formats, graphs, printing options, etc.)Replicate these every day using my data from SASI need this done fastCustomer

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  • What are the SAS options for doing this?DDE, proc export, libname engineOld and can be difficult to work with (DDE)May not support newer Excel features and versionsMay require a separate license to create binary filesODS using proc report and the ExcelXP tagsetComplicatedClose in many casesbut not close enoughVery labor intensiveDoes not generate binary workbooksDoes not handle Excel graphs

  • SaviCellsPro (SCP)SCP is Windows-based.Supports native Excel binaries in 2003 & 2007 formatUses a template for the Excel layout which is then fed into the SCP engineSupports Excel graphicsSAS can be used on any platform to modify the template and insert dataCompanion tool generates template from existing workbook

  • SCP Process for Solving Problem

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    DEMO TIME

  • SCP NegativesWindows-centricDoes not handle proc output. SCPs intent is to create customized workbooksHas to be executed from a command prompt or via the X command in SAS

    Author contact information second line

    Alan Churchill, Savian, LLCDon Henderson, HCSBIalan.churchill@savian.net don.henderson@hcsbi.com

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