Query SAS Data Sets Data in MySQL Workbench

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SAS Data Sets ODBC Driver

The SAS Data Sets ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from SAS Data Sets, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access SAS Data Sets data like you would a database - read, write, and update through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live SAS Data Sets data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets to query SAS Data Sets data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live SAS Data Sets data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to SAS Data Sets Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAS Data Sets data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query SAS Data Sets from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual SAS Data Sets database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live SAS Data Sets data.

Connect to SAS Data Sets through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for SAS Data Sets).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query SAS Data Sets Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for SAS Data Sets).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAS Data Sets data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SASDataSets Sys`.restaurants;

With access to live SAS Data Sets data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update SAS Data Sets, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets and the CData SQL Gateway.