2 thoughts on “Found the SAS® 9.2 Open Metadata Interface documentation”

  1. Paul, This is a great post because it made me think. I was curious about your troubles and tried to locate the documentation without using search. I wasn’t successful. We are looking into that now. When I learn more, I’ll try to blog about it at Key Happenings on support.sas.com (blogs.sas.com/supportnews).

    As for the Management Console Plug-in API, I found a Usage Note that indicates in SAS 9.1, SAS included the “Guide to Building SAS Management Console Plug-ins” with the installation. The note instructs you to check the doc.zip file. Read the entire note here: http://support.sas.com/kb/12489. I hope that helps.

  2. Hi Renee,

    Thanks for your comment and for following up on the SAS Open Metadata Interface documentation.

    I hadn’t seen that particular usage note before but I am familiar with the SAS Management Console 9.1 doc.zip file – it was one of the key documents that got me started on plug-in development and ultimately led to the creation of our Metacoda Security Plug-ins product. I am currently working on a new version of our product specifically for SAS 9.2 and this is what prompted me to look for the equivalent SAS Management Console 9.2 plug-in documentation.

    SAS Management Console 9.2 doesn’t seem to have a corresponding doc.zip file and the SAS 9.2 BI API Documentation (via the SAS AppDev Studio 3.4 Developers Site) at http://support.sas.com/rnd/gendoc/bi92/api/index.html no longer has any JavaDoc for “SAS Management Console Plug-in Framework”. You will see what I mean if you compare that page to the older SAS 9.1.3 BI API Documentation (via the SAS AppDev Studio 3.3 Developers Site) at http://support.sas.com/rnd/gendoc/bi/api/index.html. I tried the support.sas.com search facility this time too :)

    I guessed that the SAS 9.2 Management Console Plug-in API docs haven’t been published yet. I have been quite successful with my development so far without the updated documentation, but am keen to check it out when it does become available to see if there are any new features I can take advantage of.

    Thanks for the time you have taken so far to look into this. I am happy to follow it up with tech support here in Australia if that is more appropriate.


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