Manage SAS Data Sets Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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SAS Data Sets JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with SAS Data Sets.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for SAS Data Sets.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAS Data Sets seamlessly integrates SAS Data Sets data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access SAS Data Sets data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for SAS Data Sets in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate SAS Data Sets Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register SAS Data Sets data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    Set the following connection properties to connect to your SAS DataSets files:

    • URI: Set this to the folder containing your .sas7bdat resources. Currently we only support local files.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SAS Data Sets JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sasdatasets.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:sasdatasets:URI=C:/myfolder;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to SAS Data Sets data. SAS Data Sets entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with SAS Data Sets data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the SAS Data Sets API.