07-20-2015 06:01 AM
We have both SAS/Access interface to Netezza and SAS/Access interface to ODBC licences in our organization.
I would like to know whether we really need both the licences to connect to Netezza database ?
Is it possible to connect to Netezza through SAS/Access to ODBC interface without SAS/Access interface to Netezza licence ?
If yes, does ODBC interface provide all the functionality as such SAS/Access interface to Netezza do ?
03-02-2016 03:44 PM
"Is it possible to connect to Netezza without SAS/Access interface to Netezza ? " Yes, we used to do that.
"If yes, does ODBC interface provide all the functionality as such SAS/Access interface to Netezza do ?" Not in 9.4 M2, you cannot do any of the in database processing procedures and you cannot update the metadata using SMC. It locks SMC and you to kill SMC. In order to update the metadata for a table you have to delete it and re-register the table. Obviously, not what you want to do.
03-02-2016 04:45 PM
03-02-2016 05:24 PM
Contacting SAS tech support is how I got to switching to the interface, still have to upgrade to M3 to elminate a different error message that occures in E.G. when using the data for reports. The error doesn't stop the process just pops into the log.