Posts Tagged ‘ SAS Usage Notes ’

NOXCMD: NO eXternal CoMmanDs!

June 18, 2011
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SAS® platform administrators can get quite familiar with the SAS NOXCMD option, usually when someone asks why their programs that used to work (in a different SAS version or execution environment) are now failing. Perhaps the programs ran ok with SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 using a SAS 9.1.3 server but now fail with SAS...
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SAS Platform Object Framework MakeFolder Metadata Utility

May 26, 2011
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Back in July last year I posted MKDIRMD Macro: Creating Tree Folders in Metadata about a SAS macro I wrote to create tree folders in a SAS metadata repository using the SAS Open Metadata API. Just recently I discovered an alternative method using a utility already present in a SAS 9.2 installation: MakeFolder. I...
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Handy SAS Usage Note for Troubleshooting UNIX Authentication

February 12, 2011
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Whilst troubleshooting why LDAP based users couldn’t authenticate against a SAS Metadata Server configured for host authentication, I found this handy resource: SAS Usage Note 39891: Using PROC PERMTEST to diagnose UNIX host authentication issues in SAS® 9.2. The server in question already had correctly functioning LDAP host authentication via PAM, it was just...
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Spreading the WORK load

February 12, 2011
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I found a handy tip from Rafi in the discussion Allocating SAS WORK Libraries Dynamically in SAS 9.2 in the LinkedIn group SAS Architects/Administrators/Implementation Specialist. It explains how to use a variation on the SAS system option WORK= to spread work libraries over a number of I/O paths using either random or available space...
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Interesting SAS notes relating to Portal Promotion

February 2, 2011
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I noticed a couple of recent SAS usage notes relating to the new portal content promotion capability in SAS 9.2: SAS Problem Note 42231: The script used to promote SAS® Information Delivery Portal content removes the Portal Application Tree when an incorrect name is passed to the script SAS Usage Note 41692: Scripts for...
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SAS Metadata Backup on Windows 2008 R2

December 6, 2010
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SAS Metadata Backup on Windows 2008 R2

I was trying to run a manual SAS Metadata Server backup (OMABAKUP) on Windows 2008 R2 64 bit today. It failed! I run metadata backups many many times so I was sure all the normal prerequisites were in place but this was the first time I had run one on Windows 2008 R2 64...
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Farewell to the SAS 9.2 Replication Wizard

September 29, 2010
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It looks like the SAS® 9.2 Replication Wizard has recently been deprecated. I spotted a new SAS usage note about it the other day: Usage Note 40834: The Replication Wizard in SAS® 9.2 has been deprecated. The Replication Wizard is, or perhaps I should now say was, a feature available in the SAS 9.2...
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