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Few Queries regarding SAS Metadata server ?

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Few Queries regarding SAS Metadata server ?

Hey Friends,
I am a typical Base SAS coder, but recently told to work on SAS WRS and Infomaps.
I know that SAS matadata server is used to store and manage data regarding SAS Datasets and libraries.

But i want to know that is there any role of SAS metadata server while we work on base sas , i mean we create many temporary Sas Dataset in work lib , do they also interact with this server.

what what do we mean by registering the dataset to metadata server ?
what is the flow of our code and what actully happens i each step .
(i know that in regarding base sas -- input stack -> word scanner .... , i want know in this server environment..)

please clear my bacis fundas ..

Thanks you ..
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Re: Few Queries regarding SAS Metadata server ?

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Hi:
I am deliberately NOT going to answer your questions:
But i want to know that is there any role of SAS metadata server while we work on base sas , i mean we create many temporary Sas Dataset in work lib , do they also interact with this server.

what what do we mean by registering the dataset to metadata server ?
what is the flow of our code and what actully happens i each step .

(i know that in regarding base sas -- input stack -> word scanner .... , i want know in this server environment..)


SAS Programs and SAS Macro processing will -still- work in the BI environment on a SAS server (either the Workspace server or a Stored Process server). However, rather than talk about how you can still use Display Manager in this new BI environment, it is more important for you to begin to understand how the architecture of the Platform allows different users, with different roles to use the BI Platform and how developers can develop stored processes and information maps to enable those users to access data without knowing the underlying complexity of the physical data storage or data organization.

These papers all offer some explanations of the overall architecture of the BI Platform and I recommend that you read them and then talk to your SAS Administrator about whether SAS DI Studio is going to be used at your site (to build jobs that will build tables and do transforms) and/or whether you will have access to SAS Information Map Studio to build information maps for SAS Web Report Studio.

http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi27/p172-27.pdf (Intro to Platform)

http://www.lexjansen.com/pharmasug/2007/tu/tu03.pdf (overview of architecture)

http://www.nesug.org/Proceedings/nesug09/hw/hw06.pdf (Intro talks about architecture of Platform and servers and metadata server)

http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi30/131-30.pdf (talks about architecture from the standpoint of ETL Studio-- now called DI Studio)

http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2007/215-2007.pdf (talks about Web Report Studio)

Hopefully, after you read this information, you will understand a bit more about how things work in this "new world" that is different from submitting macro programs from a batch job or from SAS Display Manager. It would be a disservice to you to recommend that you to go forward with trying to submit Base SAS code to the server tier when you really need to understand more of the fundamentals of how things work before you begin coding.

cynthia
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Re: Few Queries regarding SAS Metadata server ?

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Hi Avi

Also having been one of these typical coders the metadata tier and all these point-and-click tools came as a "shock" to me.

I'm in-between a convinced user of these tools - but I'm also happy that I still understand the generated code (there is slowly a new breed of SAS users emerging with only rudimentary knowledge of SAS code).

I think Cynthia gave you very good advice. It will cost you some time to get your head around - but it's worth it.

HTH
Patrick
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Re: Few Queries regarding SAS Metadata server ?

hey
thanks Cynthia , thanks Patrick ...
I am going through the documents ..
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