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Access to a Web Service

Hi to all,
I might need to build a SAS application which has to access to a lot of data from some kind of Web Services...
Where can I find any useful information on how to access a Web Service through SAS code?
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Daniele
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SAS 9.2 introduces PROC SOAP, for this purpose. Have a look at the SAS-hosted documentation at http://support.sas.com/ -- the SAS 9.2 Procedures Guide provides examples in the PROC SOAP chapter which I found useful.

Personally, I have used PROC SOAP on SAS z/OS (IBM mainframe) -- having waited for SAS 9.2 Phase 2 to be available, finally!

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Re: Access to a Web Service

You also have the usual: URL, FTP, SOCKET.... engines in filename statement.
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For a true "web service", the SOAP interface (and PROC SOAP) are differerent than the FILENAME engine programming/interface techniques.

Web service
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_services


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Re: Access to a Web Service

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Hi to all,
thank you for your kind answers Smiley Happy.
Actually, the first problem is that I'm still working with SAS 9.1.3...so, I believe that PROC SOAP isn't an available option at the moment.
Any idea or guide that I might follow?
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Correct - PROC SOAP is introduced with SAS 9.2 -- you can review the SAS 9.2 Procedures Guide from the SAS support http://support.sas.com/ website.

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Re: Access to a Web Service

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Daniele,

I have the same scenario. What was your solution in connecting to a web service with SAS 9.1.3?

SR
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There is no solution or circumvention available with 9.1.3.

Suggestion to OP: a new post with a pasted link back to the prior forum post of interest is more appropriate since you are authoring an new question rather than piggy-backing on someone else's.

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