Next Up: SAS Enterprise Guide Custom Tasks Course in Sydney

I’m on my way back from SAS® Global Forum 2016 (#SASGF), where I heard all about the all new SAS Viya™ platform, and the next exciting thing on my agenda is attending Chris Hemedinger’s course Developing Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide in Sydney on 3-4 May (it’s also on in Melbourne on 5-6 May).

If you’re interested in extending SAS Enterprise Guide to create useful tools for SAS EG users in your organization then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend this course. It is written and delivered by the guy that literally wrote the book on SAS EG custom tasks after all!

Custom Tasks BookI first read Chris’ book Custom Tasks for SAS® Enterprise Guide® Using Microsoft .NET back in 2013 and wrote a blog post about it and how I found it useful in building a couple of custom tasks to query metadata: a Metadata Table Finder and Metadata Column Finder. Incidentally Metacoda provides these customs tasks for free if you want to use them with your SAS platform installation.

I’m looking forward to this course to find about more about creating custom tasks, fill in a few blanks, and generally pick Chris’ brains for a couple of days! 🙂

If you want to find out more about the course, or reserve a place, then I’d suggest you contact SAS Education soon via the contacts details on the course page.

Hope you see you there!

Restarting SAS Web Apps with SAS Environment Manager

Have you ever wanted to restart a single SAS® web application without having to wait for the entire stack of SAS Web Application Servers to restart? Well, SAS Environment Manager provides the ability to do this, and I think that’s fantastic. I needed to restart the SAS Logon Manager several times the other day, and by using SAS Environment Manager I was able to save at least an hour of my time in repeatedly restarting the individual app rather than the entire app server. This post shows the steps involved in restarting a single web app with SAS Environment Manager. I’m saving these steps because each time I’ve needed to do it, it has taken me a while to find the right place (because there’s so much to see in SAS Environment Manager!).

In my case, I needed to allow a Metacoda web application to use SAS Logon Manager and this required a change to metadata and a restart of the SAS Logon Manager web app (as described in SAS Problem Note 56451: The error “The Application is not authorized to use SAS Logon Manager” occurs …).

I used the SAS Management Console Configuration Manager plug-in to add the ServiceUrl.Allowed advanced parameter to SAS Application Infrastructure. The next step was to restart SAS Logon Manager to pick up the change. After logging into SAS Environment Manager, I knew that the SAS Logon Manager web app was in the SAS Web App Server instance named SASServer1_1, so I searched for that by typing in sasserver1_1 and selecting Servers from the drop down:

SAS Environment Manager: Finding a SAS Web App Server instance

That returned a single sas94m3 tc Runtime SASServer1_1 instance which I clicked on: Continue reading “Restarting SAS Web Apps with SAS Environment Manager”