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SAS 9 Deployment


Data Controller consists of a frontend app, a set of Stored Processes and a database library. The library can be a SAS Base engine if desired, however this can cause contention (eg table locks) if end users are able to connect to the datasets directly, eg via Enterprise Guide or Base SAS. A database that supports concurrent access is recommended.


1 - Import /sas/import.spk using SAS Management Console. Make a note of the root location in which this was deployed - as this will be added to the appLoc value in the index.html file in the frontend deployment.

2 - Create a physical staging directory. This folder will contain the logs and CSV files generated by Users. The SAS Spawned Server account (eg sassrv) will need write access to this location.

3 - Update the library to point to a schema in your preferred database

4 - Deploy the physical tables and register them in metadata. For this, simply compile and run the mpe_build() macro using an account with appropriate privileges.


Make sure the SAS Spawned Server account (eg sassrv) can access these tables!


The Data Controller front end comes pre-built, and ready to deploy to the root of the SAS Web Server (mid-tier), typically !SASCONFIG/LevX/Web/WebServer/htdocs in SAS 9.

Deploy as follows:

1 - Unzip and upload the entire datacontroller directory to the static content server.

2 - Open the index.html file and update the appLoc value to the location of the Stored Process deployed earlier.

It should now be possible to use the application - simply navigate to YOURSASWEBLOC.domain/yourRoot/datacontroller and sign in!

The next step is to configure the tables.