Metadata Import and Export in SAS Data Integration Studio

SAS Data Integration Studio enables you to import and export metadata for individual objects or sets of related objects. You can work with two kinds of metadata:
  • SAS metadata in SAS Package format
  • relational metadata (metadata for libraries, tables, columns, indexes, and keys) in formats that can be accessed with a SAS Metadata Bridge
By importing and exporting SAS Package metadata, you can move the metadata for SAS Data Integration Studio jobs and related objects between SAS Metadata Servers. For example, you can create a job in a test environment, export it as a SAS Package, and import it into another instance of SAS Data Integration Studio in a production environment.
By importing and exporting relational metadata in external formats, you can reuse metadata from third-party applications, and you can reuse SAS metadata in those applications as well. For example, you can use third-party data modeling software to specify a star schema for a set of tables. The model can be exported in Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) format. You can then use a SAS Metadata Bridge to import that model into SAS Data Integration Studio.
This chapter focuses on the wizards that are used to import and export individual objects or sets of related objects in SAS Data Integration Studio. For a more comprehensive view of metadata management, administrators should see the metadata management chapters in the SAS Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide.