SAS customers have reported that validation is an essential part of a successful
migration. So set aside some time to gather requirements from your staff and
create a validation plan.
SAS®9 offers new tools to validate
the installation, the software's functioning, and the
migration of SAS data libraries.
In addition, many sites develop
their own validation tests. See also the topic that explains
how SAS meets the special migration needs of
the pharmaceutical industry.
Designing a Validation Plan
To learn whether the SAS IQ and SAS OQ meet your validation
needs, read the first two topics.
If you have existing custom-designed validation tests, you can continue to
use them. Or create new validation plans with the help of the third topic.
- Validating the Installation with SAS IQ
or Verification Jobs
- explains uses for the SAS Installation Qualification Tool (SAS IQ).
Under z/OS, Verification Jobs are used instead.
This is a self-validating tool.
- Validating SAS with SAS OQ
- explains uses for the SAS Operational Qualification Tool
(SAS OQ). This is a self-validating tool but it can accept
customer-provided benchmarked tests under certain circumstances.
- Designing Custom Validation Tests
- provides guidance and ideas for designing your own validation of SAS behavior.
This is of particular interest if you have custom SAS applications for a
- Installation Note 35787: Validation
tools for SAS® 9.2 Business Intelligence installations
- lists the validation available for SAS Business Intelligence, Data Integration, or Solutions
that are metadata-based.
- Running Source and Target in Parallel
- introduces some considerations for sites that dedicates a substantial
period of time to validation, for example, extra disk space and peaceful coexistence.
Validating the Migration of SAS Data Libraries
When you're ready to migrate SAS data libraries to SAS®9,
you can run PROC MIGRATE with validation tools
that are available for download
from this Community.
The tools' reports tell you which library members have migrated