SAS/SHARE has the following changes and enhancements in this release:
an introduction to the role of SAS/SHARE in a SAS Intelligence Platform environment, a new system option, and a new option in the LIBNAME statement
several new or improved options and a new value for an option in the PROC SERVER statement
a method to free a library that contains a locked data set
relocated information about SAS data security technologies
|SAS/SHARE and the SAS Intelligence Platform Environment|
The SAS/SHARE server and server libraries can be configured and made available for access in a SAS Intelligence Platform environment. A SAS/SHARE server's metadata can be managed in a SAS Metadata Repository, but an instance of a running server is managed using the SAS/SHARE OPERATE procedure.
In a SAS Intelligence Platform environment, the SHARESESSIONCNTL= system option is used to specify the number of connections between SAS clients and a SAS/SHARE server via a SAS server. There can be a single connection for all SAS clients or a separate connection for each SAS client.
The AUTHDOMAIN= option in the LIBNAME statement is a convenient way to obtain the SAS metadata-based user credentials rather than having to explicitly supply them when accessing a server library.
|Changes to PROC SERVER|
The WORKTASKS= option in the PROC SERVER statement specifies the initial and maximum number of work tasks for the SAS/SHARE server to execute.
The value REM can be assigned to the LOG= option in the PROC SERVER statement, which causes the server to log the total number of connections and maximum concurrent number of connections from thin clients that access the SAS/SHARE server.
Experimental option THREADEDTCP in the PROC SERVER statement now enables threaded TCP to be compatible with the collection of active-time usage statistics.
The FILELOCKWAITMAX= system option is set to zero, by default, when the PROC SERVER statement is used. A SAS session will not wait to access a SAS file that is currently locked by another process.
The NOXCMD system option is enabled, by default, when the PROC SERVER statement is used to invoke a SAS session. NOXMCD prevents operating system commands from being executed during a SAS session.
|A Method to Free a Library That Contains a Locked Data Set|
If the administrator needs to free a server library that contains a locked data set , the administrator can perform a series of steps that will ultimately free the library so that the lock can be cleared.
|Relocated Information about SAS Data Security Technologies|
All information relating to SAS Proprietary, SAS/SECURE, and SSL, including SAS system options, is relocated to Data Security Technologies in SAS.
The following SAS system options are relocated: