A SAS/SHARE*NET server is a SAS/SHARE server for which
SAS/SHARE*NET software is licensed. SAS/SHARE*NET software represents the
Data Services component of SAS/IntrNet software. SAS/SHARE*NET is the licensable
right to send requests to a SAS/SHARE server from a client that is not a SAS
application. Examples of clients that are not SAS applications are:
- runs a Web server and offers a gateway to
your SAS data from a Web browser. It enables you to incorporate data into
a Web page by using SQL queries.
- Java applet or application
- uses SAS/SHARE*NET driver for JDBC, which
enables you to write Java applets or applications that can view and update
data through a direct connection to a SAS/SHARE*NET server.
- C program
- uses the SAS SQL Library for C. The SAS
SQL Library is an applications programming interface (API) that enables you
to create applications that use SQL queries and statements to access data
in SAS data sets and in other database management systems.
- An application that uses the ODBC driver, such as Microsoft
- uses the ODBC driver, which provides ODBC-compliant
Windows applications that have "read" and "write"
access to local and remote SAS data sets.
DB consumer or ADO application
- (new in Version 8) uses ShareProvider to view and update
data through a direct connection to a SAS/SHARE*NET server. ShareProvider
implements the Microsoft OLE DB specification and can be used by any OLE DB-
compliant or ADO-enabled application.
It is also possible for a SAS/SHARE server to be a client
to another server such as an ORACLE DBMS server. The preceding client interfaces
or applications are documented by their own respective vendors or developers.
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