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Proc sql vs Proc Fedsql - SAS 9.4

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Proc sql vs Proc Fedsql - SAS 9.4

Can I replace Proc SQL with Proc Fedsql? How is it different from each other? In terms of pros and cons.

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Re: Proc sql vs Proc Fedsql - SAS 9.4

This might be helpful: Base SAS(R) 9.4 Procedures Guide

From what I've read, FEDSQL should be used if you need it, but not necessarily otherwise - it has some drawbacks compared to PROC SQL as it is much more ANSI compliant (for example, CREATE TABLE in FEDSQL is illegal if the table already exists, but legal in PROC SQL).  The main reason you might need it is interfacing with multiple DBMSs other than SAS in a consistent language that supports some of the basic ANSI types like VARCHAR and such.

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Re: Proc sql vs Proc Fedsql - SAS 9.4

Do you know any benifits of upgrading SAS from 9.2 to 9.4 in terms of performance, error checking, logging , decisioning etc..

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Re: Proc sql vs Proc Fedsql - SAS 9.4

I would talk to your SAS sales rep for that sort of information.  They should have specific information related to the products and uses you have.

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