Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 10:53:02 -0500
Reply-To: "David L. Ward" <dward@SASHELP.COM>
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From: "David L. Ward" <dward@SASHELP.COM>
Subject: Re: Calling a Java Application from SAS within a data step and
returning to SAS
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After posting the skeleton code for a request server, I did a little bit of
reading on Java components. Java has good support for something called
CORBA (http://www.omg.org/gettingstarted/corbafaq.htm), a framework for
separate applications or programming languages to communicate in a
meaningful way. Something called IDL
(http://www.omg.org/gettingstarted/omg_idl.htm) is the language
specification that describes how a software language can implement CORBA.
If anyone on the list has had experience with CORBA and knows more than I do
about it, do you think it's feasible to write an interface to CORBA from
within the data step (either via SAS/Toolkit and C or through SAS code
directly via sockets or some other method)? If so, this would open up a
world of usefulness within the data step - one could call other methods in a
variety of languages (perl, python, java, c, etc.) without the need for
SAS/Toolkit or SAS/AF.
Thanks for any ideas!