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import win32com.client
username = "user"
password = "pswd"
iomhost = "hostname"
iomport = 8591

factory = win32com.client.Dispatch("SASObjectManager.ObjectFactoryMulti2")
serverDef = win32com.client.Dispatch("SASObjectManager.ServerDef")

serverDef.MachineDNSName = iomhost
serverDef.Port = iomport
serverDef.Protocol = 2 
serverDef.ClassIdentifier = "440196d4-90f0-11d0-9f41-00a024bb830c"

print('Start Connection')
SASApp = factory.CreateObjectByServer("SASApp",True,serverDef,username,password)
print('Connection successful')

program = "options formchar='|----|+|---+=|-/\<>*';"
program += "ods listing;proc means mean mode min max; run;"

_list = SASApp.LanguageService.FlushList(999999)

log = SASApp.LanguageService.FlushLog(999999)


I have installed required packages and using Python 3.7. I have executed the above code in eclipse and it terminated with the below message.


Start Connection

 and terminated without 'Connection Successful' message. When executing the same code line by line in Python IDLE, after the code

SASApp = factory.CreateObjectByServer("SASApp",True,serverDef,username,password)

Python stopped working unexpectedly as shown in the screenshot.




Could anyone please help me to find what will be actual issue.


Thanks in advance..

Community Manager

Not sure what's causing the crash in Python. But, have you considered using SASPy? It's open source and supported well by SAS developers.  It doesn't use the win32com connection -- instead, it relies on Java jars that you can lift from your SAS installation.

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Calcite | Level 5

Saspy is not compatible for Python 3.4 or higher and SAS 9.4 or higher. SAS 9.3 was installed on my system. Still tried to configure saspy for SAS 9.3 and got the below error




Is there any possibility to connect to SAS 9.3 using saspy, please help me for the same.


Any other suggestions to connect my sas server to python 3.7 are welcome.

Community Manager

Ah, you're correct -- SASPy is built for 9.4 and higher.  It relies on some 9.4 features (like HTML5 support) so it's unlikely that support for earlier versions would be added.


So...back to your Python crash.  I'm not sure what's going on, but I would try to add more object-inspection code (and maybe run in a debugger) leading up to the line that crashes.

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Calcite | Level 5



I have the same problem when I try to connect on SAS 9.3 with Python.

Did you have a solution for this connection? If yes, could you show me how you did to connect python with SAS 9.3, please.



Community Manager

Update: The SASPy project has been updated to support IOM via the Windows client (using win32).  You can use the project as-is or examine the source to adapt for your own Python-to-SAS connection.  This allows you to bypass the Java dependency and it might even allow a connection to a SAS 9.3, although that hasn't been tested.  I know that SASPy relies on the HTML5 destination in ODS, which is in SAS 9.4.

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SAS Employee

pywin32 is a very finicky library.  Make sure you have the correct version installed for your version of Python and bittedness.


Use this link to get a good version of pywin32 and see if that resolves your issue.



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