Connect to SAS xpt Data in NetBeans

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SASxpt JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with SAS xpt (XPORT) files data.



Connect to SAS xpt data in NetBeans with the data source configuration wizard.

The CData JDBC Driver for SAS xpt integrates connectivity to live SAS xpt data in IDEs that support JDBC. The JDBC standard enables you to use built-in data access wizards and other tools supporting rapid development. This article shows how to connect to SAS xpt data in NetBeans. You will create a connection and load SAS xpt data in the Table Editor.

Create a JDBC Data Source for SAS xpt in NetBeans

To create the JDBC data source, expand the Database node in the Service window, right-click the Drivers node, and select New Driver. In the New Driver wizard that results, enter the following information:

  • Driver File(s): Click Add and, in the file explorer dialog that appears, select the cdata.jdbc.sasxpt.jar file. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  • Driver Class: Click Find to search for the driver class inside the JAR. Then select cdata.jdbc.sasxpt.SASXptDriver from the menu.
  • Name: Enter the name for the driver.

Define Connection Parameters

Follow the steps below to define required connection properties:

  1. In the Service window, right-click the Database node and click New Connection.

  2. In the New Connection Wizard, enter the following connection properties:

    • Driver Name: In the menu, select the CData JDBC Driver for SAS xpt.
    • User Name: Enter the username. This can also be defined in the JDBC URL.
    • Password: Enter the password. This can also be defined in the JDBC URL.
    • JDBC URL: Specify the JDBC URL.

      Connecting to Local SASXpt Files

      You can connect to local SASXpt file by setting the URI to a folder containing SASXpt files.

      Connecting to S3 data source

      You can connect to Amazon S3 source to read SASXpt files. Set the following properties to connect:

      • URI: Set this to the folder within your bucket that you would like to connect to.
      • AWSAccessKey: Set this to your AWS account access key.
      • AWSSecretKey: Set this to your AWS account secret key.
      • TemporaryLocalFolder: Set this to the path, or URI, to the folder that is used to temporarily download SASXpt file(s).

      Connecting to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

      You can connect to ADLS Gen2 to read SASXpt files. Set the following properties to connect:

      • URI: Set this to the name of the file system and the name of the folder which contacts your SASXpt files.
      • AzureAccount: Set this to the name of the Azure Data Lake storage account.
      • AzureAccessKey: Set this to our Azure DataLakeStore Gen 2 storage account access key.
      • TemporaryLocalFolder: Set this to the path, or URI, to the folder that is used to temporarily download SASXpt file(s).

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.sasxpt.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:sasxpt:URI=C:/folder;

Query SAS xpt Data

To connect to SAS xpt data, right-click the connection in the Database node and click Connect. After the connection is established, you can expand it to discover schema information.

To load a table in the Data Views window, right-click the table and then click View Data..