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This KNIME node uses the trial version of DSREAD, a utility provided and supported by Oceanview Consultancy. This trial version reads SAS7BDAT data sets on Windows, both 32-bit and 64-bit, as provided by SAS and others.

System requirements

  • 32 bit Windows system
  • 64 bit Windows system

Note, if you wish to use a full-featured version of DSREAD, swap out the dsread.exe file that is located in the KNIME installation folder under /plugin/org.knime.ext.dsread_<version>/dsread.


To install this extension from the KNIME Labs, in the top menu of KNIME:

  • Click "File"
  • Select "Install KNIME Extensions ..."
  • Open the "KNIME Labs Extensions" category
  • Select "KNIME SAS7BDATA Reader (Windows Only)"
  • Click "Next" and follow the installation instructions

Please see Download KNIME Features using the KNIME Update Site for more details about the installation.

Both Oceanview and DSREAD software are not associated in any way with SAS Institute Inc. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. R indicates USA registration.