Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 16:55:20 +0100
Reply-To: Alastair Nicol <calaban.madness@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK>
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From: Alastair Nicol <calaban.madness@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: SAS Share Data Provider
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The sas online doc's cover most of the sas/share issues.
You run a sas process that calls proc operate, typically in windows this
would be a windows service - Use the sas service config tool. This is
your share server. (which is what i think? the share data provider is)
Then access libnames using the server=server name on the libname statement.
The only big gotta (if you dont rtfm) is proc sql locks tables (except
for delete), rather than records, which is erm rather handy (not) and
its difficult (painful) to find out when you couldnt get a record lock,
nasty _iorc_ checks, its a lot less painful using SCL (assuming an AF
license), except sas puts locks on catalogs just to run a program, so
then your catalog is read only, so you cant update your program, so you
have to stop all the services. arrgghhhhh
>Could anyone please tell me where I can find documents about what SAS
>Share Data Provider can do and how to use it?