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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Locate a Metadata Object By Id

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This tip was prompted by a question from a Metacoda customer who, having seen a SAS® metadata object id in a log file (e.g. A53GCFFH.AP00001D), wanted to quickly identify what SAS metadata object that id referred to. As a Metacoda Plug-ins user they have access to the Metacoda Metadata Explorer plug-in which supports simple...

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Duplicating or Copying SAS Access Control Templates

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. When working with SAS® 9 metadata security, I often want to create an Access Control Template (ACT) which is very similar to an existing ACT. It may be that it will have a similar definition or permission pattern. It will usually have the same access controls applied to it for its own protection. It might … Continue...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: hasPermissionCondition

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This post continues a series of examples on Advanced Expression-Based Filters for Metacoda Plug-ins. The recent Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R2 release added support for a new hasPermissionCondition boolean attribute that can be used in any filter bar on a table of Access Control Entries (ACEs), such as the ACE Reviewer. You can...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Compare Metadata Objects

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. One of the new additions in the recently released Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R2 is a Compare Metadata Objects feature. This is a something that several customers have requested, particularly for the comparison of SAS metadata security objects like ACTs, Users, Groups, and Roles. One of the most common requests was to be able to...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Batch Interface Setup Utility

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This is a short post to let those readers who run or schedule Metacoda Plug-ins in batch know that, with the recent Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R1 release, we have published a GitHub repository to help with setup of the Metacoda Plug-ins Batch Interface. You can find this new repository, together with setup instructions, at...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Removing an Unwanted Auth Domain and Logins

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This tip details how to go about removing an unwanted Authentication Domain and all associated Login objects from SAS metadata. A need for this can arise when you have been temporarily (or accidentally/unnecessarily) added a second set of inbound logins for all of your SAS users and you decide you no longer need those extra...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Advanced Expression-Based Filters (ACT Reviewer)

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. Many of the Metacoda Plug-ins have Filter Bars which provide a way to filter the contents displayed and show an interesting subset. Normally they do simple case-insensitive “contains” filtering on key attributes like name and description (the filter bar label indicates which attributes are used). Simple text filtering, as...

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Forced Refresh (or not)

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. This is the first of a series of quick-tip type posts on Metacoda Plug-ins. Most of my previous posts have been relatively long (and less frequent). These quick-tip posts will generally be shorter and hopefully more frequent (time permitting). They will mostly be of use to Metacoda customers and may include links to the...

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Finding SAS Visual Analytics Reports that use a Table

This post was kindly contributed by platformadmin.com - go there to comment and to read the full post. “How do I list all of the SAS® Visual Analytics reports that use a particular SAS table?” I was asked this question today and thought of at least 2 ways to answer it. The first is to build a query to use in the Metacoda Metadata Explorer Plug-in and the second is to use the … Continue reading “Finding SAS Visual...