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SAS Teradata ODBC Connection

Posted on 2011-09-30
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Hi,

I am relatively new to SAS. I am using Enterprise Guide 4.1 and trying to connect to a Teradata DB using ODBC. My Teradata client uses ODBC to connect to the server and I have successfully used the same ODBC to connect using R.

If I click on File->Open->ODBC... then select the same ODBC data source as I use in R and Teradata client, input my password and click OK I get the error message

Enterprise Guide cannot open the data file: ODBC;DSN=my_odbc_name; UID=my_username;PWD=*******;
Error opening data "ODBC;DSN=my_odbc_name; UID=my_username;PWD=my_password; ".
Failed to open the data set in READ mode.
Do you want to remove all references to this file from the project?

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Mike
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I have found this is possible with the following code

libname TODBC odbc
datasrc = 'MyODBC'
user = 'USERNAME'
password = 'SECRET'
schema = 'SCHEMANAME'
;

This will create a library within the local server containing every table and view as its own data source.

Clicking New->ODBC and connecting to the ODBC does not work. However

BEWARE! The ODBC connection is woefully slow. If you are accessing a table / dataset of more than about 10,000 rows you will find it quicker to export to a text file and import that (yes really).

Alternately there is a SAS / ACCESS set of modules but these require licenses and some kind of server side configuration.

Mike
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