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You can verify that you installed SAS correctly and that it is operational using two tools supplied by the SAS Institute. The two tools are the SAS Installation Qualification Tool (SAS IQ) and the SAS Operational Qualification Tool (SAS OQ).

To quote from the SAS documentation:

  • The SAS IQ assists you in demonstrating the SAS System has been installed and maintained to the manufacturer's specifications. SAS IQ verifies the integrity of each file in the SAS System 9 and provides the customer a set of reports detailing the results.
  • The SAS OQ assists you in demonstrating the SAS System is operational. SAS OQ uses SAS programs provided by the component development groups and will execute, process, and report the program results.

To get more information on both of tools, including the platforms that they run on, see the see also links.

If you have a tough-to-please boss, or a regulatory entity looking over your shoulder, you may want to make using both of these tools an integral part of your SAS installation regimen.

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