The Link King
Record Linkage and Consolidation Software
The Link King v7.1.22 with AutoUpdate for SAS v9
Last program update: 5/9/16


Installation Wizard requires administrator privileges on your workstation.

Wait !  Is The Link King right for you ?  
UPDATE LOG:
7/21/17
I no longer support the install wizard that has become unstable as Microsoft makes system
change.  It is probably easiest to simply:

1. create a "C:\Link King" directory
2. download Link_King_v8.7z and unzip into C:\Link King
3. run the following code to launch The Link King:

    libname undup 'C:\link king';

    /* use this for 32 bit sas installation'*/
    dm 'Af c=undup.undup_frames.intro.frame';

    /* use this for 64 bit sas installation'*/
    dm 'Af c=undup.undup_frames_64bit.intro.frame';

4. after launch, close the explorer/results windows on the left side of the screen and maximize
The Link King interface.

5. If you have the skills, create a desktop icon to launch The Link King.
Additional Downloads:
The Link King v6.5 for Unix (SASv9)
Link King User Manual v5.2.4
SAMHSA Monograph zip file
Original SAMHSA SAS Code
Link King Screensaver
SAS Double Metaphone Macro
Copyright Camelot Consulting 2004
10-minute Link King Demo Video
The Link King 6.3.43 for SASv8
User Manual Addendum for V6.0
SHORTCUT ERROR SOLUTION

If launching The Link King with the shortcut produces the following error:

ARM: Extension Load Failure

check to make sure the "target" property of the shortcut is pointing to the appropriate SAS.exe
location. To identify that location, right click on you SAS icon, select properties, and use the
target in The Link King shortcut.

To get enable the shortcut:
1. Go to the directory where you installed The Link King
2. Rename undup_frames_64bit.sas7bcat (or _32bit) to undup_frames.sas7bcat
3.The path to SAS.exe in the Link King shortcut should be the same as the path to SAS.exe in
your regular SAS shortcut.
4. The path to sasv9.cfg  in the file LK_config.cfg (in the Link King directory) should be the same
as the path to sasv9.cfg in the target property of your SAS shortcut.
5. If found in the file LK_config.cfg (in the Link King directory), rename
undup_frames_64bit.sas7bcat (or _32bit) to undup_frames.sas7bcat.  

If you cannot get the shortcut to work.  You can launch The Link King by

1. Go to the directory where you installed The Link King
2. Rename undup_frames_64bit.sas7bcat (or _32bit) to undup_frames.sas7bcat
3. Launch SAS
4. Open a program editor
5. Run the following from the program editor.

libname undup "<directory containing The Link King's program files>";
dm 'Af c=undup.undup_frames.program_setup_new.frame;log;icon;explorer;icon;awsmaximize';

or

libname undup "<directory containing The Link King's program files>";
dm 'Af c=undup.undup_frames.intro.frame';
32 & 64 bit Installer
Version 8 Patch Files