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assigning libname in SAS Enterprise

Posted on 2014-02-27
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I am new to SAS Enterprise but not new to SAS.  In the past I have been able to assign a directory using LIBNAME.

SAS Enterprise keeps telling me the directory is not found.  SAS can find the directory when I use the import/export functions within Enterprise but will not let me assign a directory with my SAS Code.

Does anyone know how I can assign a directory in SAS Enterprise?
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Question by:morinia
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by:Aloysius Low
ID: 39891940
where is the SAS execution environment? is it your local SAS or a server somewhere else?

if it's the former, it should work like how you have been assigning libnames all the while, but if it's the latter, which i suspect so, the path should be somewhere on the server, not your local...
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by:morinia
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The SAS execution environment is somewhere else.  I am using SAS Enterprise.  Does this mean that I cannot assign a libname to my  C drive?

I am trying to create a file that needs to be saved and read back again each run.
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by:Aloysius Low
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If the execution environment somewhere else the path specified can't be one that is on your local machine.. try saving the file onto that machine n reference from there
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by:morinia
ID: 39893665
I will try that.  Currently I am waiting to find out the exact path to my machine which is inclusive of the server.  This is supposed to be the fix.  I will let all know the outcome.
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by:Aloysius Low
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One way if there isn't any security limitation is to define a network share to your machine and specify a network path in ur code.. But beware this will cause your code to run slower due to data transfer between your machine and the execution server
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by:morinia
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

According to our SAS support Group, We are unable to assign  a libname to any folder that is not mounted in SAS Enteprise.  

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Aloysius Low earned 500 total points
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what does "unable to assign  a libname to any folder that is not mounted in SAS Enteprise" means exactly?

if it means that the folder needs to be present (i.e. appear as a drive - mounted?) on the execution environment, it's exactly what i have said in comment #a39891940 and further iterated in comment #a39893654

i have also gave an possible workaround using UNC path in comment #a39893669 which is subject to security / network rights and may or may not be workable
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