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SAS® OnDemand for Academics

Resources for learning how to use SAS OnDemand for Academics - a service that enables instructors and students to access the power of SAS over the Internet.

SAS On Demand for Academics is compatible with JMP versions 12 to 17 only. It is not compatible and will not work with JMP 18, or JMP Pro 18.

Working with JMP®

Note: In order for JMP to work properly with the SAS OnDemand for Academics hosted servers, you must have three specific Java Archive (JAR) files.

If you have purchased and installed JMP (Version 11 or greater) then you can use JMP to connect to the hosted SAS servers that are provdied by SAS OnDemand for Academics. This will enable you to integrate JMP and SAS together.

Before performing these steps, first ensure your system and JMP installation satisfies the JMP System Requirements.

(Note: A SAS OnDemand for Academics account is requried. If you have not yet set up your SAS OnDemand for Academics account, you should do so before performing the steps below. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.)

In order to utilize the hosted servers with SAS OnDemand for Academics, you must:

Set Up Your JMP Access

These steps need to be performed only once.

Get authorization to use JMP with SAS OnDemand for Academics

JMP usage within SAS OnDemand for Academics depends on your association with a course that requires the software. For such a course, the associated instructor and all enrolled students will automatically be authorized to use the software.
Once you have created such a course (as an instructor) or enrolled in one (as a student), JMP® Software access to SAS® hosted servers should appear under your Applications list.

Please see our SAS OnDemand for Academics support site for more information on creating a course or enrolling in a course as a student.

Install the appropriate JAR files

  • To obtain these JAR files, visit the SAS Download Page to request the appropriate download for your particular operating system and version of JMP.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the download for either Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh.

Note: If the downloaded file does not start a program by default, locate the file on your computer and double-click it. A program will run and install the necessary JAR files in the appropriate directory. It might take a moment for the program to begin to run.

Note: For MacIntosh operating system: JMP requires these JAR files to be installed to the following location: /Library/Application Support/JMP/version/soda/9.4/jars

Please verify that the files are in this location or move them to this location.

Create a SAS Server Profile within JMP

  • From the JMP interface, select File → SAS → Server Connections.
  • In the SAS Server Connections window:
    • select 9.4 from the SAS Server Version drop down field.
    • click Manage Profiles → Add to create a SAS Metadata Server Profile. For example: ODA Connection.
      This SAS Metadata Server Profile will contain the context JMP will use to connect to SAS OnDemand for Academics site.
      Enter 8561 into the Port field.
      To identify which SAS OnDemand for Academics site to use, enter the host name associated with your home region into the Machine field.
      The possible host names are:
      • (United States 1)
      • (United States 2)
      • (Europe)
      • (Asia Pacific 1)
      • (Asia Pacific 2)
    • Enter your SAS OnDemand for Academics login information in the User name and Password fields. If you forget your SAS Profile password, see What should I do if I forget my password?
    • In the Authentication Domain field, leave the default DefaultAuth.
    • Save your SAS Metadata Server Profile definition.

Note: For more detailed instructions please see the JMP support site, Connect to SAS.

Connect Using Your JMP Access

Connect to the SAS Server from JMP

This step should be performed any time that you want to connect to hosted SAS servers.

To disconnect from the SAS Server, click Disconnect.

  • From JMP, select File → SAS → Server Connections.
  • Select the name of the SAS Metadata Server Profile that you created (ODA Connection) for the SAS OnDemand for Academics server and click Connect.
  • Under Establish New Workspace Server Connection, select Connect to metadata-defined SAS server and then click Connect.