The Migration focus area at support.sas.com/rnd/migration provides detailed
information about SAS®9 migration and
The idea is to document every known issue together with their fixes and
best practices. This gives the customer a sense of
confidence that possible obstacles have been anticipated and
resolved ahead of time. With proper planning, the site's resources can be maximized,
the migration can proceed more smoothly,
and the customer can start using the enhanced power of SAS®9
Because SAS installations can vary so widely, it is not possible for SAS
a one-size-fits-all migration timeline. Instead, this document is
a framework for your research and planning.
The first two steps help you to collect basic information about your site.
Then you use our interactive calculators to learn whether you need
the MIGRATE procedure and how to use it. The remaining steps alert you to
possible issues that can affect your migration timeline.
A number of SAS employees in the field helped to gather information
from customer sites, so this document includes
a variety of possible issues. You should be able
to cross off many of them as not applicable.
The migration instructions will tell you whether you need to use
RLS, a feature of SAS/SHARE and SAS/CONNECT software. If you don't have access
to SAS/SHARE or SAS/CONNECT software, contact the Customer Interaction Center
(phone 1-800-727-0025 or send e-mail to CICenter@sas.com).