Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 18:29:35 +0100
Reply-To: Luca Boldrin <luca.boldrin@INFOCAMERE.IT>
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From: Luca Boldrin <luca.boldrin@INFOCAMERE.IT>
Organization: infocamere s.c.p.a
Subject: Re: web services
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Charles, thank you for your kind answer.
Your second guess is the right one.
We are currenlty designing an application based on sas. The application
will provide a web services interface for a restricted OLAP navigation.
As far as I understand from the documentation, SAS BI web services is
nothing but manual wrapping of sas stored processes so it doesn't help.
We'll probably rely on Bea Workshop to implement web services on top
of MultidimensionalTableV3Interface (a little part of it, in fact).
(as an undesirable side effect, this approach prevents us from using
IOM workspace pool of connections...)
I would apreciate hearing of similar experiences, or knowing of some
ADS-like tool for generating industrial strength "OLAP web services"
on top of sas.
Charles Patridge wrote:
> Dear Luca,
> If I understand your question - distributing SAS services via web service
> and allowing people/clients to execute their SAS programs under your
> license via web services, I believe you would be violating your SAS
> license and would most likely spark a call from the SI legal beagles to
> shut you down.
> But, I may have misinterpreted your question.
> If you are going to provide services to your clients based upon your SAS
> applications via a web application whereby your clients could
> execute/extract/produce SAS results via a SAS web application then I would
> get a clarification from SI that this is OK with them or does not violate
> your license agreement - seems plausible but I would ask that question
> directly with SAS and get it in writing if they approve.
> Charles Patridge
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