SAS/SHARE software has various types of users, as described
- end users
- update or use concurrently accessed data
in other ways. These users may not even be aware of SAS/SHARE software. They
just need some basic information about how to update data sets and search
for observations that they want to modify.
programmers or developers
- write applications that use a server to
access shared data. They need to know how to define a libref for a SAS data
library that is accessed through a SAS/SHARE server and to be aware of how
the server handles locking.
- start a server, manage its session, and
evaluate its performance. They give a server access to SAS data libraries
(taking into account library security) and supply clients with information
to access these libraries. Server administrators then make a server accessible
to clients who have permission to use it. At some sites, a server administrator
might work with systems personnel to automate administrative functions and
delegate certain functions to other personnel.
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