Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SAS 9.4 crash with MySQL ODBC pass-through queries

SAS 9.4 (TS1M2) on X64_DS08R2 (Windows Server 2008 64-bit) always crashes with certain pass-through queries using MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.4. When it crashes, the SAS log shows some red messages, but SAS closes immediately.

The crash is not reproducible with other ODBC drivers, on SAS 9.3 64-bit, or SAS 9.4 32-bit.

Workarounds include: using an ODBC DSN instead of the connection string, not using pass-through queries, or using SAS 9.3.

SAS agreed to fix the bug.