Personalized Web Reports in Style: Tweaking SAS ODS, Tagsets, and CSS to Get the Output Right

Date Added: Mar 2010
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This paper aims to present a solution for a scenario wherein a vast amount of less experienced users (e.g., heads of sections) are to be provided with Web reports that are personalized in the sense that each user automatically obtains data for those business units lying within his or her responsibility. The layout of these reports, on the other hand, should be common to all users and fully aligned to the styling of the remainder of the organization's intranet. The paper obtains this type of report by using SAS Stored Processes, by overwriting parts of the predefined SAS tag sets, and by extensively adding identifiers and classes to the HTML output. The optical appearance is thereafter defined by means of cascaded style sheets.