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Scan sas jobs for the table inserts

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Scan sas jobs for the table inserts

HI All,

 I am trying to scan through the sas codes to read the number of datasets that are updating the oracle tables . I need some ideas to start with do I need to the string check for "proc db load" or for " prosql insert in to"  or is there any better way to scan. Thanks for your help.

 

 

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Re: Scan sas jobs for the table inserts

Sorry, there's not much information there.  What "jobs", what software etc?  Personally I don't like the idea of people updating databases from SAS.  You could try searching logs for the connect to oracle information, e.g in:

proc sql;

  connect to oracle (path=....);

 

However, the question arises why?  It sounds like giving the freedom to do this has got a bit out of control, me I would put in place a system where tracked imports, or code is run, preferably at set points and under certain conditions.  Would make tracking a whole lot easier.

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Re: Scan sas jobs for the table inserts

To do this the proper way you need metadata. And that is available in the SAS offering Data Integration Server.
Scanning through program files and logs is a poor routine as a system management solution.
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Re: Scan sas jobs for the table inserts

Thanks for your responses we are trying to create a metadata thats the reason I was trying to scan through logs and see which sas programs are inserting data in to database tables. I'll see if we have DI studio and go from there.

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