Using the CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets in PyCharm

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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.



Connect to SAS Data Sets as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to SAS Data Sets

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

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.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData SASDataSets Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for SAS Data Sets Description = My Description URI = C:/myfolder

Execute SQL to SAS Data Sets

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for SASDataSets};URI = C:/myfolder;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT name, borough FROM restaurants WHERE cuisine = 'American'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.name, row.borough)

After connecting to SAS Data Sets in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to SAS Data Sets data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.