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libname pclib "C:\TEMP";
rsubmit inheritlib=(pclib);
proc summary nway data=pclib.shoeaud(where=(region="Canada"));
   class region product subsidiary;
   var   sales  returns;
   output out=sumshoes sum=;

Did you know that using SAS/CONNECT, you can have a program running on a server “reach back” and process data directly from a SAS data set on your client machine (workstation)? The aptly-named INHERITLIB (SAS 9.2) option allows a remotely-running SAS program to process data from your workstation or network as if it were local to the remote server. Using the INHERITLIB option obviates the need for you to use PROC UPLOAD to send your data to the remote server for processing. That can be handy when you do not want to have multiple copies of a data set spread across your various computing platforms.

The INHERITLIB option can be coded on either the RSUBMIT or the SIGNON statement. See the example at right where we are allocating the “C:\temp” directory to the “PCLIB” libref in our local SAS session. Thereafter, we RSUBMIT a simple PROC SUMMARY that will run on our Linux server. The RSUBMIT statement specifies that the remote session is to “inherit” the PCLIB libref. So, when the SUMMARY procedure executes on the remote Linux server, it “reaches back” to the workstation and drags the relevant observations across the network to the waiting SUMMARY procedure running on the Linux server. Pretty neat, eh?

Of course, you need to weigh any additional network traffic associated with remote servers processing local data against any gains realized by using the INHERITLIB option. But, you already knew that; didn’t you?!?!?!?

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Feb 28, 2014                                       Click Expand to View Full Article is happy to announce a new feature/service for presenters and audience members. You can continue the discussion online after the presentation. By creating articles for your presentations, you can easily:

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  • upload or create links to your paper
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  • share your sample data
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  • create a space to continue the discussion of the topic of your presentation
  • stay in contact with colleagues, even if your name or email address change
  • get more exposure with category tags
  • and more.

These new features make it even easier for you to share your presentation materials. We have added facilities to allow you to create articles about your papers for this and previous conferences. Now there is an easy way for you to have a single Presenters page that serves as an index for all of your presentations at SAS Global Forum, Regionals, Local User Groups, and more.


We at are here to help you publicize your presenter pages. For SGF 2014 presenters creating a presentation page by Monday, March 17th, we will provide:

  • a set of stickers containing your presentation page address and QR code for you to pass out at the conference
  • a display in the demo room publicizing the site and including a handout with links to presenter pages
  • PowerPoint slide template that you can use in your presentation to publicize your presenter page

We look forward to your page creations. Let’s continue the discussion on! Please feel free to contact us if there is anything that we can do to help you.


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