Connect to SAS Data Sets Data from PowerBuilder

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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.



This article demonstrates how to use the CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets to connect to SAS Data Sets data and execute queries in PowerBuilder.

The CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets can be used from any platform or development technology that supports ODBC, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to connect to SAS Data Sets data and execute queries from the Database Painter and controls such as the DataWindow.

Connect to SAS Data Sets as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

Create a Profile for the ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets

Follow the steps below to use the Database Painter tool to create a database profile based on an ODBC DSN (data source name) for SAS Data Sets. In the Database Painter, you can use wizards and the UI to work with SAS Data Sets data.

  1. In PowerBuilder, click Tools -> Database Painter.
  2. In the Objects window in the Database Painter, right-click the ODBC node and click New Profile.
  3. On the Connection tab, enter a name for the profile and select the SAS Data Sets DSN in the Data Source menu.
  4. To view and modify a table, right-click a table and then click Edit Data -> Grid.

Using SAS Data Sets Data with PowerBuilder Controls

You can use standard PowerBuilder objects to connect to ODBC data sources and execute queries. The following example shows how to retrieve SAS Data Sets data into a DataWindow. You can add the following code to the open method:

SQLCA.DBMS = "ODBC" SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=CData SASDataSets Source'" CONNECT USING SQLCA; dw_restaurants.SetTransObject(SQLCA); dw_restaurants.Retrieve();