Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Can't see tables in the SAS library even though the ODBC connection is successfully assigned

Posted on 2009-03-31
5
Medium Priority
?
2,373 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have successfully assigned a SAS ODBC connection which points to a SQL server 2005 database and it connects successfully.

However I can't see the tables in my libref library. Does anyone know why this is? Is it an issue with SQL Server 2005 database permissions?

I can bring the SQL Server tables into SAS and use them only if I know the table name.
LIBNAME SQLDB ODBC
PROMPT = "UID = NAME; PWD = NAME; DSN = NAME; SERVER = IPADDRESS; DATABASE = DBNAME; ";

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:geoffcoles
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:wigmeister
ID: 24049517
Have you looked at the table schemas?

Maybe this doc will help.  It appears you have your connection set up without any issue.  The schema should allow you to see a list of tables in the database.  You can either use the SAS Query Window or SQL Passthrough, depending on what platform you are running SAS on.  Look at pages 11-13 for an explanation.  Hope this helps.

support.sas.com/techsup/technote/ts765.pdf
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
geoffcoles earned 0 total points
ID: 24076510
In the end we got it working. It involved checking our permissions on the Sql server database and also modifying the connection string to the following format so that it would work with windows authentication to sql server:

LIBNAME SQLDB ODBC
NOPROMPT= "DSN=mydsnname;" SCHEMA=myschemaname;

0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently I was talking with Tim Sharp, one of my colleagues from our Technical Account Manager team about MongoDB’s scalability. While doing some quick training with some of the Percona team, Tim brought something to my attention...
In this article, I’ll look at how you can use a backup to start a secondary instance for MongoDB.
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question