Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 19:26:38 GMT
Reply-To: John Xu <its01@NETINS.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: John Xu <its01@NETINS.NET>
Organization: netINS, Inc.
Subject: Re: Non-Windoz SAS and DCOM/ActiveX
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In article <615uvj$1ia@alexander.INS.CWRU.Edu>, email@example.com says...
>Is there anyway by which one can control (programatically) a Windows based
>application like Excel or Word thru DCOM/ActiveX/OLE Automation from a SAS
>program that is running on a Non-Windoz platform. This is possible if both
>the applications are running under Win95 or WinNT using DCOM. I know that
>Linux has a beta implementation of DCOM, but SAS is not supported under
>Linux. Is COBRA an option?
>It would be really wonderful is I could use an OLE object like Microsoft
>Chart to do all my graphing for me without having to license SAS Graph.
>Right now, it is possible for me to make SAS datasets available to Windoz
>applications over a network and have these applications do the needful.
>This is fine in most situation with just one hassle. You have to submit
>programs on both the platforms and one cannot control the other. Think,
>of it - no need for drivers and all the "cool" stuff that you find on
>the PC platform on the workhorse VMS/Unix/MVS platforms.
It is much easier to control SAS on UNIX from an application on Windows 95/NT.
I used FTP in an application. You can find more detail at
Just download my paper presented at MWSUG.
As for DCOM, you will need pretty advanced Windows development experience to
make it work between Windows NT and Windows 95. We did it with a non SAS
project. If you want to use Windows 95 computer as the DCOM server, you will
still have to start your server application MANUALLY.
Big Creek Software
>firstname.lastname@example.org George F. Chalissery
> Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary.