Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 17:13:17 -0400
Reply-To: Jim Groeneveld <jim.1stat@YAHOO.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Jim Groeneveld <jim.1stat@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS 9.2 successful, now the licensing part
Quite right Michael,
The new SID is only for SAS 9.2 for another year, so I have to get one for
9.1.3 as well. I have to request it via various channels (people), not
directly myself, so we'll see whether they will be cooperative.
It concerns a PC from the client where I am working (license for SAS 9.2).
The other PC is from the company where I am employed and hence has a
different site number (license for SAS 9.1.3 for another year).
Regards - Jim.
Jim Groeneveld, Netherlands
My computer, my wife and I will attend PhUSE 2010 in Berlin.
On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:49:07 -0400, Michael Raithel
>Jim posted the following:
>> Hi friends,
>> I successfully succeeded in installing SAS 9.2 next to SAS 9.1.3 and
>> verified that both are working well. My SAS license for 9.1.3
>> ends on October 1st 2010, after which I would not be able to use that
>> version anymore. Fortunately I have another machine with a licensed SAS
>> 9.1.3. for another year, but it would be nice if I could continue to
>> run vs
>> 9.1.3 on the first machine as well. (E.g. different clients might use
>> different SAS versions or one should validate standard macros for both
>> I don't know about the licensing policy of SAS Institute, but I vaguely
>> remember having heard once that any higher version license implicitly
>> applies to each lower version as well if one would want that. The
>> is, however, that the SID file for 9.2 cannot be used as a SETINIT for
>> (these things have changed names with every new version). SO, if the
>> rumours, that I remember to have heard, are true, it must be possible
>> obtain the necessary SETINIT files for any desired lower version.
>> It that true? Does anyone of you have experience with that or knowledge
>> that? Or am I mistaken and possibly confused with other software?
>Jim, hmmm... if I understand you correctly, then you don't really have a
problem here. I think that what you are stating is that you have a SAS
license for site 123456 and that you have been running 9.1.3 for some time.
Then, you were sent a copy of SAS 9.2 for site 123456, which you installed
and have up and running. The 9.2 version's expiration date is way out in
the future, but the 9.1.3 version of site license 123456 will expire on
October 1st. Is that right?
>If so, you have merely to ask the SAS folks for the updated SETINIT for
9.1.3 for site license 123456. They should supply it to you without hassle.
Here at SAS Mecca, we routinely have people straddling SAS versions for the
same SAS site licenses during migrations and request the SETINITs for both
versions of the software. The SAS folks understand and have been very
accommodating. I hope that this helps!
>Jim, best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
>I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
>Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only
and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability.
People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
>Michael A. Raithel
>"The man who wrote the book on performance"
>Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
>Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second
>Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
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