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Import File Error

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Import File Error

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hi this is vinod 

proc import out=work.superstore1 datafile="C:\Users\user\Desktop\m\sample.xlsx"
dbms=excel replace;

i am getting 


ERROR: Unable to open file C:\Users\user\Desktop\m\sample.xls. It does not exist or it is already
opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.
NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors.
NOTE: PROCEDURE IMPORT used (Total process time):
real time 0.05 seconds


plz tell me the answer is this correct

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The path to the file is incorrect. 


If you right click the file holding down SHIFT key you can copy the path to the file directly (COPY AS PATH) and use that in your import. Make sure the file isn't in use either as indicated, ie Excel is closed. 

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Re: Import File Error

Also use DBMS = XLSX not EXCEL. 

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Re: Import File Error

And if you are running in a server environment the path would be from the Server machine point of view and would not see your desktop.

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