Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 12:06:06 -0400
Reply-To: Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
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From: Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject: Re: SAS Components being used on the mainframe
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I don't think that this is what Gary needs! It is a problem to find out,
what is really USED, not what is in the license! E.g. you have SAS/LAB and
nobody needs it!
Question is: what is SAS used for at your site? Are there any applications?
Do you know the SAS users or the departments which are using SAS? Send them
a mail and ask them! Be careful: some things you never be aware of that you
use them, e.g. SAS/FSP.
If you have RACF (or whatever you have) profiles for SAS libraries, you
might have a chance to identify the SAS users or at least groups / departments.
Do you have a job scheduler? Identify the calls to SAS-PROCs in your
production jobs and analyze, what they need (base, graph, stat, ...). That
should be the minimum you need. Ask the users, what they need else.
Make a copy of the SASHELP library, get a test-setinit from SAS Institute
with all what you really need and apply the setinit. Add a welcome text for
SAS sessions to tell the users which number thay can call if they have
Another thing is the SAS SMF record. I'm not sure, if you get all
informations about the PROCs which are called, but that might help. It's a
bit of work to install it (you neeed to install a SVC and some things more)
and I'm not really sure, if that is what you need, but it's a chance.
On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 11:08:11 -0400, Droogendyk, Harry
>Will surface a bunch of stuff. Not sure it'll let you know is included in
bundles you may have licensed.
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of G B
>Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:56 AM
>Subject: SAS Components being used on the mainframe
>Is it possible to identify what components of SAS that we are licensed for
are actually being used on the mainframe?
>We have almost all components they offer and are wanting to discontinue
some of them to save maintenance fees.
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