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JMP® 18 and SAS® 9.4 Connectivity


JMP R&D and Product Management teams have been committed to continuous improvement in JMP products. Through this commitment and listening to the needs of JMP users and customers around the world, recent versions of JMP have included innovations such as the Workflow Builder, Easy DOE, Functional Data Explorer, OSI Pi Data Connections, and JMP Live. To maintain this investment in innovation, we have decided that beginning with JMP 18, users will no longer be able to connect to SAS 9.4 servers. This may cause an interruption in established workflows, Add-Ins, and scripts upon upgrading. JMP 18 will be generally available later in 2024 in My JMP.

What's changing

  • SAS connectivity to 9.4 servers through the File → SAS menu has been removed.
  • Analytic platforms that submit SAS code to SAS 9.4 servers have been removed.
  • JSL functions to submit SAS code to SAS 9.4 servers have been removed.
  • The capability for Academic customers to connect to SAS On Demand for Academic environments has been removed.
  • The ability to export *.sas7bdat files from JMP has been removed.
  • The ability to import encrypted *.sas7bdat files into JMP has been removed.

What's not changing

  • The ability to generate SAS code from analytic platforms and the Formula Depot.
  • The ability to edit SAS code in the script editor.
  • The ability to open unencrypted *.sas7bdat files in JMP.
  • The ability to use JSL functions to connect to CAS/Viya environments.


While we know that removing this functionality may result in adjustments to how you work with JMP and SAS together, it allows JMP R&D to continue building capabilities, specifically around data connectors and JMP infrastructure. JMP 18 includes a general data connectors framework that will improve how you get your data into JMP, and this will continue to expand. We are also committed to expanding the scope of how JMP is used as an analytic hub with increased Python interface support and more in the future.


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