10-20-2014 12:00 PM
Does anyone have any experience/knowledge if mainframe z/OS- SAS MXG PDBs can be read by SAS EG from Unix?
I am inquirinig to see if SAS EG can process the SMF data from a z/OS mainframe.
Examples or any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Ok... it was a little more involved because we do not have Connect(too costly) running on the system where the data is stored.
I was able to use mainframe SAS to access the MXG data and a CSV files to produce a flat file. I then was able to access the flat file via FTP from EG.
Not elegant, but it's the only way I was able to do what I needed.
10-20-2014 12:55 PM
It is part of the MXG doc you could even do the building process of PDB's using SMF as source data. MXG NEWSLETTER FORTY-SEVEN you could even use WPL instead of sas for that.
SAS EG is just a front-end something like a terminal, that one is running at Windows (.NET). The real SAS processing is done by a SAS WS server. You could connect that one to a Mainframe using SAS/connect (this is what I did).
The question in not whether it is possible to use the PDB that way but how of the many possible options you want to do that.