Thursday, 14 November 2013

NOTE: Interactive Metadata-Bound Libraries (MBLs)

Further to my recent note on SAS V9.4 updates, Metacoda's Paul Homes recently highlighted something that had slipped my attention: a point-and-click interface for creating metadata-bound libraries (MBLs).

In Paul's Creating a Metadata Bound Library with SAS 9.4 article he describes the SAS management console method for interactively defining an MBL, thereby avoiding the need to use PROC AUTHLIB. I mentioned this in an article in May this year but had overlooked it since.

I'm a big fan of metadata-bound libraries and, as Paul says, "this is a great addition to SAS Management Console 9.4" and it will certainly increase the take-up and use of MBLs. Paul's article contains a step-by-step guide to using this feature, along with plenty of screenshots.