Building Web Apps with SAS

Surprisingly little attention is given to the (huge) potential of the SAS platform for building web apps.  On the assumption this is due to sheer ignorance, the aim of this post is to share some of my experience, and give budding SAS web-developer...

Running EG or other client tools as SASSRV

Occasionally when debugging it can be useful to run as a system account for checking permissions etc.

A useful utility for this (in windows) is the “runas” command.  For instance (from the command window):

DIRECT_EXE warning

This one had me puzzled for a bit (SAS 9.2, Windows 2008, SQLNCLI10.1, OLEDB):

WARNING: The current setting of the...

Event Logging of Stored Process Server Sessions

Having seemingly brought down our 9.2 Windows 2008 STP server (only in DEV!!) during development of a yet another (awesome) STP web app, it occurred to me that more information was needed about just how many requests were being batted over.

Get Physical Path From Metadata Libref

So it turns out that it is not possible to place a SAS lock on a table referenced via the Metadata Libname Engine:

WARNING: LOCK is not supported in MLE.

To c...

Use OR condition in metadata OMSOBJ query

Make your metadata queries more versatile by checking for multiple conditions in a single pass!  When using the OR condition, remember to prefix subequent attributes with the @ symbol.  See below for testing whether a Stored Process user is in a c...

Platform Computing - LSF documentation

In building a script to read in the LSF log files ( files), it was apparent that the file structure has changed across LSF versions.  What is not so apparent is where the documentation resides..  So here’s  a quick ref guide.