In SAS Viya 3.4, promotion support has been added for many additional SAS 9.4 resources, making it easier to make the leap to Viya. In this blog, SAS' Gerry Nelson reviews this new functionality.
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Recently I’ve been listening to the BBC Radio Series 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, which was first broadcast in 2016. One of the episodes considers the impact of a simple box (the shipping container) and concludes its invention was a major contributor to the post-war boom in global
SAS batch jobs can generate many log files that accumulate over time. In this post, we present a SAS program that cleans up old log files on your system.
This post addresses connecting to SAS Viya using a One-Time-Password generated by SAS 9.4. We'll learn more about SAS Viya connecting with SAS 9.4 and talk about how this authentication flow operates and when we are likely to require it.
Often, in addition to content, an administrator will want to save configuration so that it can be reloaded or updated and applied to a different system. You have the ability to save and reload SAS Viya configuration using command-line interfaces. Learn more in this post.
Logs. They can be an administrator’s best friend or a thorn in their side. Thankfully, the chances of that happening with your SAS Viya 3.3 deployment is greatly reduced due to the automatic log management in SAS Viya, which archives log files every day.
For software users and SAS administrators, the question of how to streamline their approach into the easiest to use system that most effectively completes the task at hand. At SAS Global Forum 2018, the topic of a “Big Red Button” for the SAS Platform was an idea that got audience members excited. Here's a review of that talk.
You will not find an object in SAS Visual Analytics named Dynamic Text. Instead, you will find a Text object that allows you to insert dynamically driven data items. By using the Text object’s dynamic capabilities you can build custom report titles, object titles, emphasize measures and even supply the last modified time of the data source in your SAS Visual Analytics Report. In this post, I will outline the ways how you can leverage Dynamic Text in a SAS Visual Analytics Report.
It is imperative for developers, whether hardware or software engineers, to foresee unintended (probable or improbable) system usages and implement features that will make their creations foolproof, that is protected from misuse. Learn more about developing foolproof solutions with this old Russian anecdote.
SAS Visual Analytics filters in 7.4 and 8.2 enable you to improve the appearance of reports based on calculations that use periodic operators. Parameter settings also enable you to provide users with a prompt for choosing the data to display in a report, without having any effect on the calculations themselves.
You can now enable Kerberos delegation across the SAS Platform, using a single strong authentication mechanism across that single platform. As always with configuring Kerberos authentication the prerequisites, in terms of Service Principal Names, service accounts, delegation settings, and keytabs are important for success.
SAS Viya 3.3 introduces a set of command-line interfaces that SAS Viya administrators will find extremely useful. The command-line interfaces(CLI) will allow administrators to perform numerous administrative tasks in batch as an alternative to using the SAS Environment Manager interface. In addition, calls to the CLI’s can be chained together
Let’s say that you are administering a SAS 9.4 environment that is working just fine. You’ve checked that your full backups are indeed happening and you’ve even tried restoring from one of your backups. You are prepared for anything, right? Well, I’d like to propose a scenario to you. You
In this article, I will set out clear principles for how SAS Viya 3.3 will interoperate with Kerberos. My aim is to present some overview concepts for how we can use Kerberos authentication with SAS Viya 3.3. We will look at both SAS Viya 3.3 clients and SAS 9.4M5 clients.
In my last article, I worked with an example of using custom polygon data to create a regional geo map in SAS Visual Analytics 7.4. In this article, I will use almost the same example to illustrate the ease of implementing custom polygons to produce the same regional map in
By default, SAS Visual Analytics 7.4 supports country and state level polygons for regional geomaps. In SAS Visual Analytics 7.4, custom shape files are now supported, as well. This means that if a site has their own custom polygon data that defines custom regions, it’s possible to create a region
In this article, I want to give you an overview of the authentication options available with SAS Viya 3.3. SAS Viya 3.3, released in the second week of December 2017, and the second release with the new microservices architecture, presents more options for authentication than the previous releases. In future
While SAS program development is usually done in an interactive SAS environment (SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Display Manager, SAS Studio, etc.), when it comes to running SAS programs in a production or operations environment, it is routinely done in batch mode. Why run SAS programs in batch mode? First and
In my last article, Managing SAS Configuration Directory Security, we stepped through the process for granting specific users more access without opening up access to everyone. One example addressed how to modify security for autoload. There are several other aspects of SAS Visual Analytics that can benefit from a similar
Authorization determines what a user can see and do in an application. An authorization system is used to define access control policies, and those policies are later enforced so that access requests are granted or denied. To secure resources in SAS Viya there are three authorization systems of which you need to be aware. The General
ln SAS Viya, deployments identities are managed by the environments configured identity provider. In Visual SAS Viya deployments the identity provider must be an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server. Initial setup of a SAS Viya Deployment requires configuration to support reading the identity information (users and groups) from LDAP. SAS Viya 3.3
This guide instructs you through the steps that set up a successful connection between SAS and a remote DB2 database via ODBC on Linux, without tears.
SAS Visual Analytics 7.4 has added the support for date parameters. Recall from my first post, Using parameters in SAS Visual Analytics, a parameter is a variable whose value can be changed at any time by the report viewer and referenced by other report objects. These objects can be a
SAS Visual Investigator has an attractive user interface. One of its most engaging features is the network diagram, which represents related ‘entities’ and the connections between them, allowing an investigator to see and explore relationships in their source data. For maximum impact, each entity in the network diagram should have an
Need to grant one or more users access to part of your secure SAS configuration directory? You can do it without opening up your SAS configuration directory to everyone. Most SAS 9.4 Platform deployments on Unix have been done using the SAS Installer account known as sas. The sas account
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.-Winston Churchill If you've visited SAS documentation (also known as the "SAS Help Center") lately, you may have noticed that we've made some fairly significant changes in the documentation for SAS products and solutions. The new site is organized in a new way, search
There are many compelling reasons existing SAS users might want to start integrating SAS Viya into their SAS9 programs and applications. For me, it comes down to ease-of-use, speed, and faster time-to-value. With the ability to traverse the (necessarily iterative) analytics lifecycle faster than before, we are now able to generate
In a SAS Viya 3.2 environment two types of content can be created: SAS Visual Analytics Reports and Data Plans. For administrators, who may want to manage that content within a folder structure, there are some things to keep in mind. In the current release, both types of content can be
With the fifth maintenance release of SAS 9.4 (SAS 9.4M5) now available, it seems like a good time to get a refresher on some of the ways you can upgrade your existing SAS deployments to the latest release. Among several benefits, SAS 9.4M5 provides closer integration with the CAS in-memory runtime engine