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E.G. Libname Syntax vs Enhanced Editor

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E.G. Libname Syntax vs Enhanced Editor

Hi all

In the base SAS enhanced editor you can quote a dataset name without a library specified and it will write to your default path.

Can E.G. be set to behave this way?

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Re: E.G. Libname Syntax vs Enhanced Editor

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Posted in reply to PChoate61

The Enhanced Editor would be installed on your PC hence you would have write access to the default path on your PC hard drive.


Typically code in EG runs on a remote SAS server where the default path is a SAS install directory where you are unlikely to be able to write to. The server would not be able to reference your PC hard drive either. Well not without a lot of special setup.


There are SAS data upload and download tasks in EG to deal with this type of problem.


Usually with EG server-based directories are setup for users to store their data in.



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