SAS 9.1.3 Integration Technologies » Developer's Guide

SAS Package Reader
SAS Package Reader Interface
Accessing a SAS Package
Listing the Package
Listing Package Entries
Viewing Package Properties
Viewing Package Entry Properties
Viewing an Entry in a Web Browser
Viewing Data Sets
Saving Entries
Publishing Framework

SAS Package Reader

The SAS Package Reader application enables you to retrieve the contents of a SAS package as an archive file from an archival location or e-mail without having to run SAS. Archives are most commonly delivered to users as attachments to e-mail messages. An archive is denoted by a .spk file extension, which is an abbreviation for SAS Package.

A read-only tool, SAS Package Reader is useful for viewing individual package entries and saving them to local files. SAS Package Reader launches an appropriate viewer to allow you to see the content of the package entry. For SAS data sets, it starts a built-in data set viewer; for all other viewable data, it starts the Web browser that is already configured on your system.

What you do with a package corresponds to the type of consumer that you are and the type of information that is contained in the package. Packages are created for specific target consumers for definite purposes.

Because you do not need SAS running in order to use SAS Package Reader, you do not need additional SAS software licensed in order to retrieve packages.

SAS Package Reader