Using a Third-Party Client Application

The publisher can write a third-party client application that uses SAS Integration Technologies to access Integrated Object Model (IOM) servers.
The IOM provides distributed object interfaces for conventional SAS features. The distributed object interfaces enable the publisher to develop component-based applications that integrate SAS features into the enterprise application.
Client development in the Java environment enables the publisher to write applets, stand-alone applications, servlets, and even Enterprise JavaBeans that interact with IOM servers. By supporting industry standards (such as Java Database Connectivity [JDBC] and CORBA), the SAS Integration Technologies software enables the publisher to take advantage of existing programming skills and toolsets for writing client applications. For more information, see the SAS Integration Technologies: Java Client Developer's Guide.
Client development in the Windows environment is based on the Microsoft Component Object Model (COM). Because COM support is built into the operating system and in all the leading programming language products, the publisher can integrate SAS (and existing SAS programs) into client applications. SAS Integration Technologies software provides the type libraries that are necessary to use the IOM server with Visual Basic and Visual C++. For more information, see the SAS Integration Technologies: Windows Client Developer's Guide.