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SAS® 9.4 Support for Java Development Kits

For all platforms other than z/OS, SAS 9.4 software does not require a Java Development Kit (JDK).

For z/OS, a Java Software Development Kit (SDK) is provided in the SAS Software Depot for use during installation, maintenance, and application of hot fixes. Some features of SAS 9.4, such as SAS/GRAPH support for the javaimg device and the SAS REPORT procedure, require a Java SDK. Therefore for any use of Java SDK in production SAS software on z/OS, you must install an appropriate Service Refresh of IBM 31-bit SDK.


Platform Version Vendor Download Notes
z/OS 1.6.0 SR3 IBM
SAS recommends that you not use these Java versions and SR levels:
  • 1.6.0 SR14 and SR15
  • 1.6.0.1 SR6 and SR7
  • 1.7.0 SR5 and SR6
  • 1.7.1 initial release
Java 1.6.0 SR16, 1.6.0.1 SR8, 1.7.0 SR7, and 1.7.1 SR1 or higher incorporate the fix for CMVC IV54864, which is needed to invoke Java from SAS. Check SAS Note 51195 for more details.
1.7.0