Getting Started with JMP Life Sciences | Files and Data Sets | SAS Data Sets

SAS Data Sets
SAS data sets have extension .sas7bdat. In your Windows file types (Control Panel > Folder Options > File Types), we recommend you associate the extension .sas7bdat with JMP so that double-clicking on any .sas7bdat file opens it in JMP as a JMP table. Assuming that a data set is not too large, you can use JMP to produce its native graphics and analyses, in addition to those created by JMP Life Sciences dialogs. You can also save a JMP table as a SAS data set by changing the Save as type: specification in the Save JMP File As dialog, which is surfaced by clicking File > Save As....
The columns in a SAS data set are called variables, and the rows are called observations. This terminology is used frequently in JMP dialogs and throughout this documentation.