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Installing the Communication component

Install the Communication component on the machine that runs the SAS environment that you want to connect to.

Installing the Communication component on Windows

On Windows, the Communication component runs as a Windows service.
To install the Communication component on Windows, perform the following steps:
    1. Run setup.exe from the following location: <DownloadLocation>\Win32\setup.exe
    2. Click Yes to install PowerExchange for SAS.
    The Welcome window appears.
    3. Click Next and select a directory when you want to install the Communication component.
    Click Browse to find a directory or use the default directory.
    4. Click Next, select SAS Communication Component, and click Next.
    5. Select a Start menu folder for program shortcuts and click Next.
    A confirmation page appears.
    6. Click Install.
    The Communication Component Setup Wizard appears.
    7. Click Next.
    8. On the SPI Server Configuration page, enter the following information, and click OK:
    Property
    Description
    Port Number
    TCP/IP port number for the SPI Server listener process.
    Log File Path
    Absolute path to the log file.
    Default is C:\PowerExchange for SAS
    SAS Pre Post Code
    Defines if SAS exits are allowed.
    Default is No.
    Application Path
    Absolute path to the SAS executables.
    Default is C:\Program Files\SAS\sas.exe
    Working Directory Path
    Directory path for the SAS working environment.
    Default is C:\testdata
    Autoexec Name
    Name of the autoexec file.
    Default is autoexec.sas.
    9. Click the Users button to add, edit, or delete users, or to change user attributes.
    10. Click OK.
    11. Review the license agreement and click Yes.
    The Communication component is installed.

Installing the Communication component on UNIX

Install the Communication component with a user account that has authorization to start SAS and to access the SAS data that you want to read or write. SAS Connector uses the user account to access the SAS data.
To install the Communication component on UNIX, perform the following steps:
    1. Enter sh install.sh at the prompt.
    2. Enter the path to the Secure Agent installation directory.
    3. Select a directory where you want to install the Communication component.
    4. Follow the instructions and select Install SAS Communication Component.
    The Communication component is installed.
The following libraries are installed with the SPI Server binaries:
where <ext> stands for the shared library extension for the UNIX operating system that you use. For example, libicuuc.so.34 applies to the Linux operating system.
Include these libraries in the system library path by using one of the following options: