Connecting to SAS Data Sets
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to SAS Data Sets and configure any necessary connection properties. You can create a connection profile by clicking Get Data and selecting From SAS Data Sets on the CData ribbon.
You can also configure add-in capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced add-in configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Configuring a Connection Profile
You can configure access control in a connection profile by defining the operations allowed against SAS Data Sets data and store the profile in the workbook to make the workbook easy to share. See Managing Connections for more configuration options for connection profiles.
Connecting from Excel
The add-in adds controls to the Excel ribbon, standard Excel formulas, and VBA classes for writing macros.
SAS Data Sets Version Support
The add-in models SASDataSets instances as relational databases and supports SASDataSets version ?. The add-in leverages the SASDataSets API, including the SASDataSets aggregation framework, to enable bidirectional SQL access to SASDataSets data. See the NoSQL Database chapter for SQL-to-SASDataSets query mappings and more information about accessing unstructured data in SASDataSets through SQL.
- See Using the Excel Add-In to work with SAS Data Sets data from the CData ribbon.
- By Writing Parameterized Queries in the From SAS Data Sets dialog, you can easily create a dynamic spreadsheet based on an underlying SQL SELECT query. Cell values provide the query's input parameters.
- Use the CData Excel Formulas to execute multiple queries from the same sheet or to use cells and ranges to manipulate SAS Data Sets data.
- See Using the Excel Add-In (VBA) to write macros that can automate any of the capabilities available on the ribbon.