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Best Practices Migration with PROC MIGRATE: Install SAS

Step 3: Install SAS®9 and Run SAS IQ

First, follow the best practices on the main topic of the Install SAS phase. Remember to close all programs, including virus-scanning software.

Run the installations for the SAS software products you have licensed. Installation documents ship with the software, either in hardcopy or on a CD, and are always available at the Install Center.

Validating the SAS Installation

Do not customize any of the installed files until you have completed the following initial validation:
  1. Make sure no errors or warnings are reported from the installation.

  2. Run a simple SAS program in batch (background) mode as well as in interactive line mode or windowing (full-screen) mode. Check the log for a return code of 0 (zero). For example, submit the following code:
    data test;x=1;run;
    %put last_return_code=&sysrc;
    If the code is processed sucessfully, the following results are written to the log with no reported errors:
    1       data test;x=1;run;
    NOTE: The data set WORK.TEST has 1 observations and 1 variables.
    NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
          real time           0.04 seconds
          cpu time            0.04 seconds
    2       %put return code=&sysrc;
    In interactive line mode, submitting the above DATA step produces a new prompt (for example, "2?") to indicate successful completion. Then you can submit the %PUT statement and check the return code.

    Note that SYSRC is the automatic macro variable and is not the %SYSRC autocall macro or the SYSRC function. See the online documentation for details.

  3. Run the SAS Installation Qualification Tool (SAS IQ) that is shipped with SAS. On z/OS, run Verification Jobs instead. Read the SAS IQ planning topic for more information.

  4. Run any custom validation tests now and compare to the benchmarks that you prepared before installation. Read the custom validation planning topic for more information.

After you complete installation and initial validation, you might need to customize the configuration, as explained in the next step.

Proceed to step 4.