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SAS Info Map: Error Message Invalid Filter

Submitted by on 2011-11-16 – 7:00 AM One Comment

Here’s a quick tip for today. But I’m hearing some rumors that a colleague (who is an SAS OLAP wizard) is planning to post some OLAP tips . If you have a topic idea – send me an email using the envelope icon at the bottom of the page or just post a comment.  Look forward to hearing some of your suggestions!

SAS Information Map Studio Errors

When you create a filter for a character data item in SAS Information Map Studio, you may get an error message that the filter contains an invalid value. The message is similar to the following:

sas_bi_information_map_invalid filter_error msg_use quotes

Invalid Filter

When you are manually adding filter values, make sure you put quote marks around the value.  Also – make sure you the value is spelled exactly as shown in the data.  Notice that I put both of these values in single quotes.

sas_bi_information_map_invalid filter_error msg_use quotes

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Tricia Aanderud

Director of Data Visualization at Zencos Consulting
Tricia Aanderud is a SAS Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics consultant based in Raleigh, NC who works for Zencos Consulting. She has written several books about SAS, presented papers at many SAS conferences, and has been using SAS since 2001. Contact her for assistance with your next project.
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