Ask the Expert Webinar Series

How Do You Use SAS® to Access Data and APIs From the Web?

On-Demand • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

Getting data from "live" internet sources is often seen as a separate step from your SAS process.

Join SAS expert Chris Hemedinger as he demonstrates how to use specialized statements and techniques within SAS to pull this data from your SAS programs with no additional process.

No need for a separate script in Python or cURL – SAS can do it all.

Access data from any API, including services like Google Analytics, GitHub, Microsoft365 and more. We’ll have a Q&A at the end of the webinar.  

You will learn:

  • Ways to use PROC HTTP as a web client to download data or use REST APIs.
  • How to process API results of any type in SAS: JSON, ZIP files and more.
  • To test APIs outside of SAS and debug your SAS programs that use APIs.

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About the Expert

Chris Hemedinger
Senior Manager, SAS Online Communities

Hemedinger leads the team of community managers for, where SAS users like to gather and discuss SAS technologies, find answers to questions, share their experiences and provide feedback. He is also involved in the SAS strategy for other online communities with SAS customers. He helps get useful, timely content out to the SAS user community and draw more SAS experts into conversations.