assigning libname in SAS Enterprise

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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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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.  

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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