From the root of the project, run:
sasjs build. This will create a deployment script that can be executed in SAS to create the backend services. The
appLoc is configured in the
/sasjs/sasjsconfig.json file, along with the
serverType (SAS9 or SASVIYA). All Jobs and Services (as documented in
serviceConfig) will be compiled into a single .sas file (for deployment in SAS 9, Base SAS or SPRE) and a .json file (for deployment using the Viya APIs)
If the jobs or services folder does not exist in the temporary
sasjsbuild folder, then the
sasjs compile step is also executed. The alias to run both compile and build steps is
JSON Build File¶
The JSON file contains all jobs and services and is used by the
sasjs deploy command to create all the necessary folders, jobs & services (and streamed web apps) in the folder specified in the
appLoc property of the target config.
SAS Build Program¶
The SAS file can be executed directly in SAS 9 or SAS Viya to create all the services programmatically. This is useful for Viya developers who are not able to obtain a client / secret. For SAS 9 it is the primary deployment method.
SAS 9 Build Script¶
The SAS 9 Build Program can be executed in EG or SAS Studio, and also automatically as part of
sasjs deploy when
deployServicePack is true. You just need to have a runner in your metadata home directory, and to provide credentials using sasjs auth.
Viya Build Script¶
The .sas file can be executed in SASStudioV without modification as proc http will use the
oauth_bearer=sas_services option to authenticate to the APIs. This is the way to deploy SASjs projects when you do not have a CLIENT or SECRET.
Running Viya Build Script in Non-Viya-Enabled SAS sessions¶
If for some reason you need to run the Viya build script in a non SPRE / Viya-enabled session (eg in SAS 9 or Base SAS) you will need to prepare the access token - see guidance here: https://cli.sasjs.io/faq/#viya-token-macros
Put this access token in a macro variable called
ACCESS_TOKEN and it will be used by
proc http in the core macros by reference to the
access_token_var= keyword parameter of each viya macro (the ones that start with
Saving security tokens in project repositories, especially if they are committed to source control, is a security risk - as anyone with access can use them to make modifications on the Viya platform. If you are running Viya code in non Viya-enabled SAS environments using the ACCESS_TOKEN approach described above, be sure to use a secure mechanism such as
%inc from a secure directory, or another approved mechanism for securing these kinds of variables. Avoid writing Access Tokens to log files.