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EG uses projects to organize related data, tasks, code, and results. project and associated data, code, notes, and results.

To begin work in Enterprise Guide, do the following:

  • 1.

    create a project

  • 2.

    add data to the project

  • 3.

    select tasks to manage, analyze and/or report on the data.

The Project window displays the active

1. Creating a new project is easy, just select the New Project icon on the Welcome window. New in EG 3.0 is the option to view the project in a process flow window. A picture of this will appear soon.

2. EG provides easy access to virtually any data anywhere. You ‘Insert’ data into a project. You can access local or remote data. Using behind the scenes database engines, you can access DB2, oracle, or Sybase tables as

though they are SAS data sets. 3. Once the data is chosen, the last thing you need to do is select a Task

. EG has many tasks from which to

choose Name.

. The Task window displays a list of tasks for the user to select. This list can be ordered by Category or Some of the most common tasks are:

  • joining tables

  • subsetting or filtering data

  • create new columns

  • creating graphical reports

  • performing statistical analysis

Once a task is chosen, options are available to the user to ‘customize’ the results. The results are then displayed in the Results window. Below is the result of the Bar Chart task performed on some sales data.

figure 2. The Results window

GETTING STARTED WITH ENTERPRISE GUIDE This section takes a step by step approach to creating projects, selecting data, and then choosing the desired tasks.

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