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Calcite | Level 5

We collect data from the organisation with Sharepoint Lists. Now we are reporting in Excel and there is Excel a connection to the Sharepoint server. I want to use the Sharepoint data in SAS and want to read it with SAS/EG.

Does anybody know a (easy) way to build this?

Barite | Level 11

Nothing documented for accessing SharePoint.

But excel does. Than if that is an odbc  connection you could do that in the same way.

The mail-outlook list is also accessible in that approach. 

---->-- ja karman --<-----
Super User

In SharePoint you can export a List to Excel, which becomes a live link, if you tell it to update appropriately.

We then set up SAS to read this excel spreadsheet.

A bit roundabout but works fine.

Calcite | Level 5

Hi Reeza,

Your suggestion is coming close to the solution I am using now. I have made a connection with an Access database. In Acces you can import a Lists directly. When the lists are updatet in Sharepoint I don't need to open the database first, but I can collect the updatet data via my SAS/EG project.

This is not what I wanted, because I want to collect the data direct with SAS/EG from the Sharepoint List. It is now an extra step.

Barite | Level 11

I did some googling on "odbc connection sharepoint list", found a lot like:

Add a database as a data source - SharePoint Designer (data from SQL to sharepoint,  Microsoft)

SharePoint List Connection Type (SSRS) (data from sharepoint to SQL, Microsoft)

SharePoint connection strings - (connectionstrings)

---->-- ja karman --<-----
Fluorite | Level 6

Awesome, thanks that does help

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