RIVER VALLEY SAS USERS GROUP
Present: Carol Drechsel, Jeff Struck, Iris Gill, Annette Viergutz, Dean Hjelle, Mike Cogan, Doris Bornhoeft, Mike Domes, Kirby Kugler, Debbie Opatz, Jean Chen, Carmen Williams, Sue Rosha, Janet Carlson, Roger Perala, Bill Niehaus, Julie Zwettler.
Guests: Diane Olson, Jeff Benson (from SAS).
Make-Your-Own Sandwiches were served for lunch, $3 per person.
Probably will not be a summer meeting. Looking more towards a fall meeting. Suggested topics included:
SUGI 29 to be held in Montreal on May 9-12
Midwest SUG to be held in Chicago on September 26-28. Passed around a "Call for Papers" brochure.
Jeff Benson introduced himself. He is a SAS sales representative from Minneapolis. Stressed that his role is to support SAS users. He serves the Mid Market (businesses earning less than $1 billion dollars annually) for the region.
Diane Olson, utility procedures developer for SAS in Cary, NC, gave a presentation on the new Proc Migrate procedure. This procedure facilitates the migration of data created in older versions of SAS over to the new version 9.2.
The SAS website has a Proc Migrate Calculator which will help you determine if you need to migrate your data to version 9.2.
Diane's paper and powerpoint presentation are also at the above website.
SAS Trivia was played and SAS items were given out as prizes.
Meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
Submitted by Iris Gill, Secretary/Treasurer