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Admin Services

Several web services have been defined to provide additional functionality outside of the user interface. These somewhat-hidden services must be called directly, using a web browser. The URL is made up of several components:

  • SERVERURL -> the domain (and port) on which your SAS server resides
  • EXECUTOR -> Either SASStoredProcess for SAS 9, else SASJobExecution for Viya
  • APPLOC -> The root folder location in which the Data Controller backend services were deployed
  • SERVICE -> The actual Data Controller service being described. May include additional parameters.

To illustrate the above, consider the following URL:

This is broken down into:

  • $EXECUTOR = SASJobExecution
  • $APPLOC = /Public/app/dc
  • $SERVICE = services/admin/exportdb&flavour=PGSQL

The below sections will only describe the $SERVICE component - you may construct this into a URL as follows:


Export Config

This service will provide a zip file containing the current database configuration. This is useful for migrating to a different data controller database instance.


  • services/admin/exportconfig

Export Database

Exports the data controller control library in DB specific DDL. The following URL parameters may be added:

  • &flavour= (only PGSQL supported at this time)
  • &schema= (optional, if target schema is needed)


  • services/admin/exportdb&flavour=PGSQL&schema=DC
  • services/admin/exportdb&flavour=PGSQL

Refresh Catalog

Refreshes the Data Controller data catalog. The model is stored in SCD2 so it's a great way to track changes over time! The process can take a long time if you have a lot of tables - if a library crashes, you can exclude it from the refresh process by adding pipe-separated LIBREFs to the DCXXXX.MPE_CONFIG table (var_scope='DC_CATALOG', var_name='DC_IGNORELIBS').

The following params can be added:

  • &libref (optional) to run the process for just one library.


  • services/admin/refreshcatalog
  • services/admin/refreshcatalog&libref=MYLIB