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Homegrown Define-XML vs. Automated Define-XML

23 September 2015
by Ed Chappell About The Author

During the SDTM dataset extraction process, some SAS programmers create the SDTM or ADaM Define-XML directly from the dataset metadata used in the SAS file. This has the perceived advantage of automating the Define-XML creation, but it has a fundamental weakness.

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Who Converts Wins: How to create Define-XML from SAS XPT datasets

23 July 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

When submitting clinical data to a regulator in electronic format, you’ll need to include metadata - data about the data - in the form of a Define-XML. This CDISC-format file helps the reviewer who’ll eventually approve or reject your application by describing the format and content of the data submitted.

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