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SAS® 9.4 Support for Java Runtime Environments

SAS Foundation, the SAS middle tier, and certain SAS client applications require the use of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). For all platforms other than z/OS, a private JRE is provided by SAS and installed by the SAS® Deployment Wizard for the exclusive use of SAS products. SAS offers support for this private JRE when used in conjunction with SAS software products under the same guidelines that govern support for all other SAS products. These guidelines are described on the SAS Technical Support Services and Policies page.

SAS will evaluate support for future revisions and patches and security fixes to the JRE as these become available. SAS will package and deliver these updates to SAS customers as necessary to address security issues and ensure that the functionality of SAS web applications is correct and complete.

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
Until further update, the Java version should be no higher than
  • 1.6.0 SR13
  • SR5FP2
  • 1.7.0 SR4FP2
Java 1.6.0 SR14, SR6 and 1.7.0 SR5 or higher are currently not supported for z/OS. Check SAS Note 51195 for more details.