Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I am getting an error message importing an EXCEL file into SAS v9.1.  It comes back with "Connection Failed - check log" and the log indicates has an irrelevant message.

I must admit I had 2 version of EXCEL on my PC at the same time.  I had EXCEL 2002 and a trail version of 2007.  The trail expired.  I uninstalled the 2007 trail and reinstalled EXCEL 2002.

It still does not work.  I'm not sure what ODBC settings are correct?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:hefterr
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    Assisted Solution

    Can you provide the code used and the portion of the log that shows the error?

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    by:Aloysius Low
    how are you doing the import exactly?

    do you have base SAS installed on your PC?

    I'm not sure, but just thinking if a license is required for reading PC file format which you don't have. Quite hard to guess or help without a log.
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    Accepted Solution

    I found the answer so thanks.

    It was an HP deskjet driver that I found is documneted to cause this problem.

    Thanks anyway.
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    by:Aloysius Low
    sounds totally unrelated and weird but glad your problem was resolved! :)

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