With all the news around ChatGPT lately, I thought I would see how it performed when asked questions about SAS 9 Metadata Security. This is a niche specialty with some complex rules when you get down into the details, so I was not expecting it to do very well. I was both impressed and disappointed. I was impressed with how it was quickly able to respond with confident sounding, generally correct, responses when asked high level questions on this specialized topic. I was disappointed that it provided confident sounding, incorrect, responses when asked about the details.
Here are some excerpts from my chat. It was a long chat so I have only selected some of the responses for this blog post. It’s still a long blog post though, so I will be very impressed if you make it all the way to the end!
This is a good start, it mentions the SAS Metadata Server, users, groups, access control, and metadata objects, how permissions can be assigned at different levels, and how they are distinct from file system permissions. Some metadata permissions are listed, all of which do exist. I could get pedantic about Read, Write and Delete definitions but at a high level they will do. The Administer permission definition is just wrong.
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