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Oceanview Consultancy Ltd

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Oceanview Consultancy Ltd was formed in 1994 to provide software design and programming services. Specialising in the use of SAS in the pharmaceutical industry, Oceanview can also design and create software using a number of other technologies, including C++, Perl and Java.

Oceanview Consultancy is the creator of Elvis, the SAS log analyser. Working with large pharmaceutical clinical reporting systems, such as GSK's HARP or Pfizer's CDARS, often involves having to browse large SAS logs, each containing calls to many different macros. Elvis was created to make this process much easier by reading in the stored plain-text log file, displaying it in an easy-to-read colour-coded format, and giving the user immediate access to each macro call, ERROR and WARNING in the log.

In February 2010, Oceanview Consultancy released Dsread, a free command-line utility for working with datasets in SAS7BDAT format. Dsread can write out the data from a dataset as a CSV file, or tab-delimited file, or as SQL source (for loading the data into a database). Dsread can also list the contents (variable list) and metadata (created/modified datestamps, page size, etc) of a dataset.

In May 2014, Oceanview Consultancy released the first beta version of DsView, a free dataset viewer for Windows.