The File Extensions Database

.SAS7BDAT File Extension

  • Developer by: SAS Institute
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .SAS7BDAT file?

.SAS7BDAT is SAS Data Set File

Database storage file created by Statistical Analysis System (SAS) software to store data; contains binary encoded datasets used for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, predictive analytics, and more.

The SAS7BDAT file format is the main format used to store SAS datasets. The "sas7bdat" file extension was introduced by SAS version 7.

Programs that open SAS Data Set File
SAS Institute SAS
SAS Institute SAS

How to solve problems with SAS7BDAT files

  • Associate the SAS7BDAT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SAS7BDAT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SAS7BDAT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SAS7BDAT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SAS7BDAT is SAS Data Set File. Because only the current version supports the latest SAS7BDAT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the SAS Institute manufacturer website after an available .SAS7BDAT is SAS Data Set File update.
  • To make sure that your SAS7BDAT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.