Documentation and resources for developers of SDA Web archives
SDA Installation Guide/Archive Developer's Guide (PDF format)The Installation Guide or Archive Developer's Guide is the first thing that all SDA archive developers should read. It provides a tutorial-style introduction to setting up an SDA archive on your server.
- 4.0 Installation Guide
- 3.5 Developer's Guide
- 3.4 Developer's Guide
- 3.3 Developer's Guide
- 3.2 Developer's Guide
SDA Manual (HTML format)The SDA Manual contains in-depth information on the options available for each SDA program and the syntax rules for various important SDA file formats --such as the DDL (Data Description Language) and HARC (HTML ARchive Configuration) files.
Other SDA Documentation and Resources
- Quick Tables Installation and Configuration
- DDI to DDL Conversion Service
- SledgeHammer can extract DDL (and a matching ASCII data file) from an SPSS, Stata, or SAS system file. It is a commercial product but there are free versions for use with smaller datasets. See their Web site for more information.
- Convert an SPSS system or portable file to SDA components
The old non-Web CSA system which preceded SDA is no longer being updated or maintained. However, documentation is still available including a general overview of the CSA system and documents on each CSA program.