The Enterprise Guide team has made available a new task: Update Library Metadata. This task is released as an experimental feature for use with Enterprise Guide 4.1.
You can use this task to report on, add, and synchronize table and column information within SAS libraries that you have defined in metadata. Several SAS BI applications, such as SAS Information Map Studio and SAS Management Console, require that table and column information be registered in metadata before you can use it and manage it within your enterprise. This task helps you to "close the gap" between creating/modifying your data within SAS Enterprise Guide, and making it usable within your larger BI environment.
The task uses the METALIB procedure to analyze tables in the library and compare/update metadata that is registered about them.
I shall have to try again later Chris. With a 14 hours time difference, I don't often have issues retrieving material from sas.com, but four attempts have timed out.
Is there a specific privilege required for the update? I note the PDF states you can provide different credentials in the second screen, which implies this is a restricted process.
We are migrating to ESAS with EG and I want to devolve some of the more group specific activities such as library definition and metadata access from the corporate level administrator to group administrator(s) to improve response times.
To update library metadata (changing table definitions and potentially creating new ones), you must have Write Metadata and Create Metadata permissions for the library in question.
When you connect to a SAS Metadata server with EG, you are authenticated as one identity that may or may not have these permissions. Because updating metadata is somewhat of an administrative function, you might need to specify credentials for a different identity -- one that has the appropriate privileges. That's what the task offers: a way to specify those credentials without having to re-authenticate as a different identity in your EG session.