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Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.4 M3

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Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.4 M3

Hi All, I am currently running SAS 9.4 M3 enterprise edition and would like to know if I can upgrade only SAS Studio from v3.5 to v3.7? Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
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Re: Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.

Posted in reply to shirishkamath
The answer is no. You have to upgrade SAS to version 9.4 M5.
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Re: Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.

Hi Alexal,

 

Thanks for your reply. How does upgrading SAS 9.4 from M3 to M5 differ than installing SAS 9.4 M5?

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Re: Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.

Posted in reply to shirishkamath

Hi shirishkamath

 

Updating from SAS 9.4 M3 to M5 does not require uninstalling SAS software, whereas a fresh install of SAS 9.4 M5 on an environment where SAS 9.4 M3 is already installed would require uninstalling first which is time-consuming and unnecessary. The update path is recommended over the fresh install. Note that updating from an existing 9.4 release to a later one usually takes less time that performing a new installation. I hope this helps answer your question. 

 

Please see the SAS Maintenance Process page for more information about obtaining an updated SAS 9.4 M5 package, and see the SAS Guide to Software Updates for more information about performing an update.

 

 

I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have about the update process either on this thread, or you can open a technical support track

 

Thank you for using SAS!

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Re: Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.

Posted in reply to shirishkamath

Hello @shirishkamath,

 

a few things that might help you.

 

- First, an upgrade, when possible, is generally preferable to a brand new installation: you won't need to migrate stuff, less time (within a day, normally), no new hardware required, etc etc.

 

- Second, and going to the point. Perhaps @alexal is updated and he is right, but I think it is worth a shot to check if you can upgrade SAS Studio without upgrading other components.

 

- This guide shows how to do it for upgrading to 3.5 https://blogs.sas.com/content/sgf/2016/08/31/quick-way-update-sas-studio-3-5/

 

- This hotfix will allow to upgrade 3.5 to 3.6 without upgrading the complete platform http://support.sas.com/kb/57/898.html

 

- Hence, you can either upgrade to 3.6 for sure, or you could contact SAS Technical Support to check if there is an updated hotfix or procedure to upgrade to SAS Studio 3.7. I would recommend any of those 2 options to you.

 

Hope it helps! Either option you will chose, please update us to know what is the latest option to move forward.

 

Kind regards,

Juan

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Re: Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

@JuanS_OCS,

 

That doesn't apply to SAS Studio 3.7. You have to be on SAS 9.4 M5.

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Re: Can I upgrade SAS Studio from 3.5 to 3.7 without upgrading other components? I am running SAS 9.

@alexal, thanks.

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