But vice versa we don't know how to access SAS 9.4 data from within SAS Viya.
Is there another possibility than just copy the SAS file to the Viya server and to treat it there as a Data Source? In SAS® Help Center / SAS Data Explorer / Connect to a Remote File System I don't find an explanation on how to specify the remote server.
Can please somebody share his or her experience?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for replying!
As I mentioned we are on Red Hat Linux, not on Windows.
Anyway, I was wondering if there is a solution besides copying or mounting the SAS 9 data to the CAS controller.
If you consider my example on how I attach the CAS server in Enterprise Guide, then maybe you understand what I am reaching for.
Hi @MichaelBonanomi ,
a mount/share works OK, and it is maintaniable by your IT department.
In addition, for the cases where it is not always possible to do this, specially if Viya is VA and it could be within a DMZ:
For the cases when a physical connection is not available (or not interested to be used for any reason, such as security), a very traditional way to go is to use SAS/CONNECT.
This comes, however, at a price. You need this licensed on both SAS Viya and SAS 9, on each SAS compute server, but it allows you to create sessions on a very traditional way and just through SAS code. And SAS/Connect it just connect to a port number, and this communication can be secured at the highest levels of encryption.
@MichaelBonanomi , makes sense. However I would think of SAS stating that sentence for the bridging from SAS 9 to SAS Viya, not the other way around.
Please correct me if I am wrong, I was not there and I am basing this understanding only on what I am currently aware of. There might be additional developments I am not aware of.
A question: is your SAS Viya deployed on multiple nodes, or just one server?
@JuanS_OCS , maybe you're correct. As a SAS administrator I was happy to tell my users: Hey look! Cool, now you can bridge from SAS 9 to SAS Viya! And they told me: Wow, impressive, but we need it the other way around. That's why I am searching for that.
Our Viya deployment is on five different nodes:
Since Technical Support has become aware of my need, the offered me to open a track (7612766345: Access SAS 9.4 data from SAS Viya) and they promised to provide me with informations on the subject.
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