Getting Started with JMP Life Sciences | Files and Data Sets

Files and Data Sets
Many, but not all, files used or created by JMP Life Sciences products are SAS Data Sets, which have a .sas7bdat file extension. Refer to the table below for guidance on filetype terminology.
Data Set1
(.sas7bdat file)
not a SAS Data Set
(non-.sas7bdat file)
(.jmp file)
Secondary data storage format in JMP Life Sciences software. Most processes cannot use this input format directly.2 Refer to JMP Help for more information.
(.sas file)
Journal or Review
(.jrn file)
(.jmpaddin file)

The terms “Data Set” and “SAS Data Set” are interchangeable. The addition of “SAS” in phrases serves only as a reminder that “Data Sets” are .sas7bdat files.

Although a few processes work directly on an open and in focus JMP table (such as those processes found under the General Utilities submenu), JMP tables (.jmp file extension) usually cannot be used in place of SAS Data Sets. Use the Save As SAS Data Set utility (Genomics > SAS Data Set Utilities > Import / Export > Save As SAS Data Set), or the File > Save As... command to convert an open JMP table into a SAS Data Set.

Refer to the links at the top of this page, in the table, or next to individual parameters on process dialogs (? links), for more information about files and data sets.