The US Census Bureau makes available several APIs. It would be great if SAS could create a procedure to take advantage of the use of these web services.
For example, instead of having to download the entire ACS 5 YR summary file, a user could call the specific table they are requesting.
Or, instead having to download TIGER files to geocode an address, a use could use the Census geocoding API to geocode a dataset.
Can you not use proc http for this, they give you a basic call:
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