SAS Client API Library

2020-11-23

The LabKey Client API Library for SAS makes it easy for SAS users to load live data from a LabKey Server into a native SAS dataset for analyis. It also enables SAS users to insert, update, and delete records stored on a LabKey Server.

Any access to read or modify data in SAS datasets is performed under the user's LabKey Server account profile, with all proper security enforced on the server. Users only have access to read and/or modify data in SAS that they are authorized to view or modify within LabKey Server. User credentials are obtained from a separate location than the running SAS program so that SAS programs can be shared without compromising security.

The SAS macros use the Java Client Library to send, receive, and process requests to the server. They provide functionality similar to the Rlabkey Package.

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SAS Security

The SAS library performs all requests to the LabKey Server under a given user account with all the proper security enforced on the server. User credentials are obtained from a separate location than the running SAS program so that SAS programs may be shared without compromising security.

User credentials are read from the netrc file in the user’s home directory, so as to keep those credentials out of SAS programs, which may be shared between users.

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