Selecting a Default SAS Application Server


You want to work with SAS Data Integration Studio without having to select a server each time that you access data, execute SAS code, or perform other tasks that require a SAS server.


Use the Toolsthen selectOptions window to select a default SAS Application Server. Alternatively, you can double-click the SAS Application Server pane at the bottom of the desktop, to the left of the user ID panel. (The status bar at the bottom of the desktop displays the current user, SAS Application Server, and SAS Metadata Server.)
When you select a default SAS Application Server, you are actually selecting a metadata object that can provide access to a number of servers, libraries, schemas, directories, and other resources. An administrator typically creates this object. The administrator then tells the SAS Data Integration Studio user which object to select as the default server.


Select a SAS Application Server

Perform the following steps to select a default SAS Application Server:
  1. From the SAS Data Integration Studio menu bar, select Toolsthen selectOptions to display the Options window.
  2. Select the SAS Server tab.
  3. On the SAS Server tab, select the desired server from the Server drop-down list. The name of the selected server appears in the Server field.
  4. Click Test Connection to test the connection to the SAS Workspace Server or servers that are specified in the metadata for the server. If the connection is successful, go to the next step. If the connection is not successful, contact the administrator who defined the server metadata for additional help.
  5. After you have verified the connection to the default SAS Application Server, click OK to save any changes. The server that is specified in the Server field is now the default SAS Application Server.