Saturday, February 06, 2010

SaviDataSet Alpha 1.0 On the Web

I am finally ready with my SAS dataset reader/writer for .NET. It is written in 100% managed code using .NET 3.5. The dlls can be found

A sample .NET console application can be found in the program file entries after the installation.

Update 2/13/2010:

I am now testing this against a real-world project so I am finding little bugs here and there. These are being addressed for version If you need a build sooner than it is released, let me know.

I have also found that you need at around 100+ observations for this to work correctly. I am investigating but keep that in mind while testing.

[LATE BREAKING] I fixed the obs issue so I went ahead and uploaded the fixed version. Watch for breaking changes which are in the Readme.txt file.

Update 2/29/2010

Based upon Chris' work, I added in a console application that exposed my existing work. It allows for export of the sas7bdat to Excel, delimited, and XML. I will add in import at some point and have designed the interface as such. For example, I put the parms in an XML file to provide enough flexibility to accomplish everything. That has pros and cons but I figured the pros outweighed the cons.

I am also doing something I have meant to do for a long time which is to build a data viewer. Hence, I don't want an interim release but will bundle it all together. I have spent some time this weekend starting that process. All of the components are here but I have to pull them together which I am hoping to do this week.

SAS throwing RPC error

If you are doing code in C#  and get this error when creating a LanguageService: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT:...