11-15-2016 01:01 PM
In the next couple of weeks, your SAS Enterprise Guide v7.1x installations will light up with a message that a new version is available: v7.13. One of the cool features of v7.13 is the inclusion of the Copy Files task -- a handy utility often discussed here on the forum.
Previously a custom task that you had to download and install, the Copy Files task is now part of the package. It appears in the Tasks->Data menu (near the Upload and Download Data Sets tasks). This means that it will no longer appear in the Tools->Add-In menu, even if you had installed the custom task version.
The task works exactly the same way, and your projects that use the task won't change. But the menu location will be different -- as an official task, Copy Files gets to move "uptown" to the official menus.
See more details in my blog post here.
02-20-2017 01:30 PM
I think this is great news for me as an admin because our security team is going to start blocking SSH port 22 that is used for SFTP. I'm assuming the copy task uses a SAS port and if SAS/Secure is enabled, that the transmission is encrypted. Do you know if this is the case?
02-20-2017 06:47 PM
Yes, with SAS/Secure in place and configured, all data is encrypted on the wire. That includes the FileService API used by SAS Integration Technologies, which is how this task works.