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Lead Your Organization to SAS®9

If you are a SAS specialist or IT professional, the Migration Focus Area is your field guide for successfully migrating your organization to SAS®9. Here you can find essential guidance for

Along with technical instructions and cross-release compatibility information, you will find tips, best practices, case studies, references to SAS documentation, and more.

Where do I start?

The following documents guide you through the design, execution, and validation of your migration. Choose one of these two migration tracks depending on whether your SAS deployment is based on metadata:

  • SAS Business Intelligence, Data Integration, or Solutions that are metadata-based: see Moving to SAS 9.4.

  • SAS products like Base SAS that do not rely on metadata: use the Migration Planning Worksheet. For a quick answer about whether your SAS files (such as data sets and catalogs) will be compatible in the new release, use the Compatibility Calculator. If you need to migrate a SAS library, the Compatibility Calculator guides you to the PROC MIGRATE Calculator for PROC MIGRATE example code.

How do I request SAS®9? Interested customers can request an upgrade. For more information, contact your local SAS office or call us toll free at 1-800-727-0025 (U.S. and Canada).

What You Get from Migrating to SAS®9

SAS®9 is truly the most significant software release in the history of SAS. A successful migration enables you to immediately leverage the enhanced power of SAS®9. See What's New in SAS.


Contributing to migration knowledge

The migration team appreciates your feedback. Send e-mail to Migration.Feedback@sas.com with questions and comments for our developers, testers, and writers.