07-12-2017 02:37 AM
I'm very very new to SAS and wondered if you could Automate the deployments, this would us allow to manage your version controlled packages better, Quicker deployment process with all nessary audits in place.
07-12-2017 02:56 AM
AFAIK, Octopus works on .NET, which is Windows-only. SAS supports several (Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, z/OS) other platforms that don't provide .NET or similar.
Insofar, supplying their own (Java-based) deployment tool that behaves the same across all mentioned platforms makes sense.
07-12-2017 02:57 AM
And the SAS Deployment Manager supports quiet deployments/installations. Although that can be (and usually is) tricky.
07-18-2017 02:37 AM
Sorry I think there's been some cross wires, I don't want to deploy the SAS Software I want to automate the process of deploying a SAS package, that’s what we call it, so the SAS code, through our environments. Dev, UAT and Prod. I just wanted to know if anyone had set this up already or can SAS do it itself, could I write a SAS project automate the process of a developer deploying there code?
07-18-2017 02:41 AM
So you want to deploy .sas files across servers?
If not, specify
- what is a "SAS package" in your dictionary (because SAS already has "packages" when exporting metadata)
- what constitutes an "environment"? Different servers, different metadata repositories, different directories on same server, ...?
07-18-2017 02:57 AM
07-19-2017 04:47 AM - edited 07-19-2017 04:48 AM
OK, so now we are talking, you mean spk files (promotion of metadata) not to actually deploy (install) SAS. You can do this with the Batch Export and Import tools with any tool for scheduling jobs.
Hope it helps.