SAS Access Initial Setup

C Dove
Data Architect at levvel
The initial setup is really straightforward. As a matter of fact, it is a very easy piece of software to set up in my opinion. It is pretty much just a couple of clicks and that is it. You run a script, set some register values in the software, point to the drivers, and you are pretty much done. Normal deployment would take maybe 15 to 20 minutes with somebody that knows what they are doing. That is pretty fast. Deploying this is very simple. You run into more problems getting all of the necessary permissions on the other side of the coin. For example, if you are on a Unix box for SAS and you are going to connect to a Db2 mainframe database, you have got to get an ID, you got to get somebody to put you in a correct rack permissions group, et cetera, et cetera. The leg work to complete the set up ends up actually being more time consuming than the software installation itself. With the setup, you have just got to fill in the blanks. Obviously it has to have the proper permissions to get access to the data that the customer wants. View full review »
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