Metacoda Custom Tasks

5½ Free Tools to help SAS® Admins and Metadata Specialists

31AUG2015 NOTE: There are now 6 Free Tools as Metacoda Plug-ins 5.0 is released and the Workspace Inspector is available.

SAS® platform administrators face some common challenges and requirements; particularly when exploring metadata or needing to access features of a SAS coding interface while working in the SAS Management Console. Our many years of experience helping SAS platform administrators led us to develop these five (and half) free tools to help us address such issues. We find them useful and we hope that you will too.


1. Make sense of your metadata with the Metadata Explorer

Metadata specialists may be familiar with the METABROWSE tool built into Foundation SAS to examine metadata. With the uptake of SAS® Enterprise Guide® and SAS® Studio, Display Manager (DMS) may no longer be readily available so we Read more

Metacoda Custom Tasks Updated

Metacoda Custom Tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office

Today we released a minor update to Metacoda Custom Tasks. This update enables the custom tasks to be used with the latest 7.1 versions of SAS® Enterprise Guide® and SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office (in addition to the 6.1 and 5.1 versions).

The custom tasks consist of a Metadata Table Finder and a Metadata Column Finder, which can be added to existing SAS® Enterprise Guide® and SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office installations to help users locate the data (tables and columns) they need.

If you already have Metacoda login you can download the updated version (v1.0.5494.17230) from the Metacoda Customer Portal, otherwise fill out the registration form and we’ll create a login for you.

Helping SAS Customers Get More Value From Metadata

In a recent video interview by SAS® Institute, Michelle Homes from Metacoda spoke about our unique partnership, including how we help organisations get extra value out of their SAS software.

She also talks about the growth of SAS user communities, such as QUEST, and how SAS Visual Analytics is a revolutionary product that delivers fast insight and intuitive richness – likening the software to a quote by John Tukey “The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.”

SAS Partner Video featuring Metacoda

To find out more about Metacoda, and to learn about our add-ons to SAS Software, visit us in Washington, DC, in March at the SAS Global Forum 2014 SAS Alliance Member area. You’ll also get to take home a Metacoda koala.

Metacoda Custom Tasks 1.0 Now Available

Metacoda Custom Tasks in SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office

Metacoda Custom Tasks 1.0 are now available. They’re being offered free-of-charge to registered Metacoda software users. If you are a Metacoda customer or have previously evaluated our software you already have a login, otherwise fill out the registration form and we’ll create one for you.

There are 2 custom tasks: Metadata Table Finder and Metadata Column Finder. These custom tasks can be added to existing SAS® Enterprise Guide® and SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office installations to help users locate the data (tables and columns) they need.

For more information refer to our Metacoda Custom Tasks product page.