Posts Tagged ‘ SAS 9.4 ’

Reading and writing GZIP files with SAS

October 10, 2017
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Reading and writing GZIP files with SAS

SAS 9.4 Maintenance 5 includes new support for reading and writing GZIP files directly. GZIP files, usually found with a .gz file extension, are a different format than ZIP files. Although both are forms of compressed files, a GZIP file is usually a compressed copy of a single file, whereas

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SAS Management Console on HiDPI Windows 10

September 29, 2017
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A few days ago I installed SAS Management Console 9.4 M4 and Metacoda Plug-ins 6.0 R4 on a Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 10. After launching SAS Management Console, and logging in, it looked very odd. All of the icons and text were very close together and the text was hard to read. Here’s...
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Java Look & Feel with SAS Management Console on Linux

August 16, 2017
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As someone who specialises in SAS® metadata security, I spend a lot of time using the Authorization tab in SAS Management Console. I also use Linux a great deal. When I run SAS Management Console on Linux, I’ve noticed that the check box background colours on the Authorization tab don’t render correctly (for me...
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Following SAS GEL Security Rules with Metacoda Security Tests

June 13, 2017
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If you’re responsible for managing SAS® platform security, and you haven’t seen them yet, then I’d definitely recommend reading Five papers on Recommended SAS 9.4 Security Model Design (part 1 & part 2) as published by David Stern, Principal Technical Architect from the SAS Global Enablement and Learning (GEL) team. These papers are an...
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Auto Creation of Linux Home Directories for SAS Users

April 24, 2017
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In a previous post I’ve described a method for configuring Active Directory Authentication for SAS® on Linux (with realmd). One of the packages that’s installed is oddjob-mkhomedir. This package normally handles any requirement for auto-creating home directories for those AD users on Linux. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to get used by the SAS Object...
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Finding SAS Visual Analytics Reports that use a Table

April 12, 2017
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“How do I list all of the SAS® Visual Analytics reports that use a particular SAS table?” I was asked this question today and thought of at least 2 ways to answer it. The first is to build a query to use in the Metacoda Metadata Explorer Plug-in and the second is to use...
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Finding Private User Folders for Deleted SAS Platform Users

January 13, 2017
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“How do I find all the private user folders for SAS users that have been deleted so I know which folders can be removed?” I was asked this question recently and thought that I should be able to build up a single line XMLSELECT style SAS® metadata query to answer it. I could then...
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SAS Platform Audit History: Options and Versions

January 12, 2017
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Lately I have been looking at audit histories with the SAS® platform. This is to answer the “Who viewed/changed what and when?” type of question. The core support for this is provided by the SAS Logging Facility. Customizing logging for the many and varied SAS platform components across a distributed environment, collecting logs, processing...
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