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Updates for SAS/ACCESS Interfaces are now available

by SAS Employee mebass on ‎07-16-2015 12:11 PM - edited on ‎10-05-2015 02:59 PM by Community Manager (352 Views)

As of 14Jul2015, updated versions of SAS/ACCESS Relational Database Interfaces are available as part of the SAS 9.4 Maintenance 3 release. This includes interfaces to the following database engines:

  • Hadoop
  • Impala
  • PostgreSQL
  • Teradata
  • and others


There is also a new interface: SAS/ACCESS Interface to HAWQ.


For most database interfaces, you have access to new options (PRE_TABLE_OPTS=, POST_TABLE_OPTS=, PRE_STMT_OPTS=, and POST_STMT_OPTS=) that enable you to modify the automatically generated CREATE TABLE statement.


Enhancements to SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop include:

  • New SQOOP procedure that lets you access Apache Sqoop to transfer data between a database and HDFS
  • New options CONFIG= and CONFIGDIR= that define the name and location of bulk-load configuration files
  • Support for BINARY and DECIMAL data types

Enhancements for SAS/ACCESS Interface to Impala include:

  • CONFIG= and CONFIGDIR= options let you define the name and location of bulk-load configuration files
  • DRIVER_VENDOR= LIBNAME option lets you indicate the name of the vendor for your Hadoop distribution
  • Use ‘IMPALA’ in the LIBNAME statement to specify a connection to the IMPALA engine

Enhancements to SAS/ACCESS Interface to SAP HANA include:

  • SAS/ACCESS generates a default statement to read SAP HANA analytic views based on the metadata
  • PARMSTRING= and PARMDEFAULT= options enable you to specify default values for a list of parameters

SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL automatically passes down the COMPRESS and COT functions from SAS for processing by the PostgreSQL


SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata supports object names that contain up to 32 characters for users with Teradata 14.10 or higher.


SAS/ACCESS Interface to Microsoft SQL Server now supports Microsoft Windows for x86 and Microsoft Windows for x64 platforms.

You can find the complete list of new features and enhancements in “What’s New in SAS/ACCESS 9.4 for Relational Databases.”

by Community Manager
on ‎09-28-2015 03:21 PM

Here is a good overview video on SAS/ACCESS interfaces:


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