JMP Clinical Basics | Introduction | Running a Process

Running a Process
To run a process, select the process from the Starter window or menu, specify the parameters on all tabbed panes in the process dialogs, and then click Run.
The following example, which invokes the DM Distribution process, illustrates a JMP Clinical process.
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Select Demographics > Distribution. The dialog shown below opens:
Each dialog has two main sections: one or more tabbed parameter panes, and functional buttons (illustrated below). The Process Description link on the top of the dialog calls up a help file that describes the purpose of the process. The tabbed panes are the main area to specify input parameters.
The three functional buttons, common to JMP Clinical dialogs, are described below.
Opens a Settings Dialog where you can Save current settings, Load saved settings, Apply current settings to all processes, or Reset current settings to default selections.1

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You can also load settings using the File > Load Life Sciences Settings command.

Use these buttons to load, save, or clear specified parameters, run the process using the specified parameters, or apply those parameters to other JMP Clinical processes.
There is a defined order to the specification of some parameters. Such parameters are disabled and grayed out until their dependency requirements are fulfilled. Many processes contain multiple tabbed panes with numerous optional parameters. As you develop expertise with particular processes, be sure to investigate the often rich collection of parameters available.
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Click ? to the right of any parameter entry field to obtain help about its specification.
The General tab for each dialog typically contains the most important parameters for the process. For example, most processes require specific types of input files or data sets and an output folder. For our example, we use data from the Nicardipine case study included with JMP Clinical.Our next step is to select the folder containing the raw data files.
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Select Nicardipine using the Study drop-down menu, if it is not already selected.
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The actual treatment variable. ARM is specified by default.
The planned treatment variable. TRT01P is specified by default.
Another variable. Highlight the selected treatment variable from the list of Available Variables and click to specify the variable as the Treatment Variable.
If desired, you can create a subject filter to subset your study population.
The Filters tab can also be used to filter subjects. The Output tab (shown below) is used to specify names and locations for the output of this process.
By default, output is placed in the following directory: C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\SAS\JMP\10\JMPC\Output\NameOfStudy. However, you can choose any folder that you like.
WARNING: Changing the Output Folder path for JMP Clinical processes is strongly discouraged. Doing so causes downstream confusion and failures in associating results with the correct studies, adversely affecting your ability to view, organize, package, rename, and delete study results.
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Click Run to run the process.
JMP Clinical processes generate and run a SAS program each time you click Run. Depending on the size of your data sets and capacities of your computer, some analyses can take several minutes or, for very large and complex runs, several hours. While a program is running, the message SAS Running Processes window is displayed, as shown below.
While a process is running, it is a good idea to monitor progress using an application that displays statistics such as CPU, memory, and disk usage, like the Windows Task Manager. This can be informative for troubleshooting a hung process.
You can run only one process at a time. If you attempt to run a second process while another one is running, you are prompted to either disconnect from SAS and stop the current process, to view the current SAS log, or to wait until it completes.
A Results window with Tabbed Reports is generated when the process is complete.