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WPS Core module provides all of the basic facilities required to run programs written in the language of SAS. Support for the syntax and semantics of the language of SAS includes DATA Steps, procedures, functions, call routines, formats, informats, macros, logs, input data, output data and readable output, and the ability to interface with many industry standard data sources.
A complete list of all language elements supported can be found in the language support section of this web site.
WPS Core provides support for both old-style and new-style macros.
Full support for program logs with error messages and warnings. The WPS Workbench provides the option to view, navigate, save and print logs.
WPS Core supports the following:
The table below provides a summary of data formats presently supported by the WPS Core module.
Additional access to Microsoft ACCESS, Microsoft EXCEL, SPSS and dBASE files is supported by utilising the WPS Engine for DB Files module.
Connectivity to databases is achieved by utilising appropriate integrated Engine modules.
WPS Core also provides support for the following file access methods:
WPS Core can be used on any supported platform.