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Intermittent RSUBMIT Failure

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Intermittent RSUBMIT Failure

Hi All,


I have been struggling recently with the RSUBMIT command. I have some processes that use it several times. The trouble is that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesnt. Usually, within one job, it succesfully commences and executes a few, but then it may fail on one. After that, all subsequent RSUBMITs fail the same way.


Here is the error I receive:

NOTE: Remote signon to DB_DUNNT commencing (SAS Release 9.03.01M2P081512).
No application is associated with the specified file for this operation.
ERROR: A communication subsystem partner link setup request failure has occurred.
ERROR: Cannot start remote process.
ERROR: Command could not be executed.


The online help doesn't have an relevent help. Most fixes rely on the process always failing. Also, I am not running any threads/tasks with the same name. It just seems to sometimes work, and sometimes not. 


Any ideas? 


A kink in this problem is that I am executing this code on a sever that I don't have access to. However, any promising ideas can be passed on to people who do so they could implement them. 

Super User
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Re: Intermittent RSUBMIT Failure

It's likely a network issue...connection issues to the server.


But if you get kicked off you may be leaving phantom processes behind that are being cleaned up automatically the next day. They may be able to take a look and see if there's anything on that side that points to issues.

Super User
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Re: Intermittent RSUBMIT Failure

This type of problem is better dealt with by SAS Tech Support so I would open a track if you haven't done so already.


Also your SAS workspace server log would be worth checking out as it should be recording the failed connections.


You could post your signon statements as well just in case they point to anything. 

Occasional Contributor
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Re: Intermittent RSUBMIT Failure

We have an ongoing and similar issue with the error ;

No application is associated with the specified file for this operation.

We see it intermittently but with some interesting factors;


1. The error is intermittent, it does occur within the first 5 minutes on an hour nearly exclusively, though we have

     also seen it occur up to five minutes after the half hour too, say 8:35.


2. It only happens when we perform an Oracle bulk load via a proc append function which transfers control to SQLLDR.exe and creates a dat, log and ctl file, the error occurs prior to actually beginning the load.


3. Given the two conditions above if we were to attempt a PROC append and use the bulk loader options which invoke SQLLDR, and it was 5 minutes after the hour, we would likely encounter a "No application is associated with the specified operation" error. As a side note, these are the only conditions we have ever seen this error, also we run many bulk loads via proc append that do not fail, because they do not run during those particular timeframes. 


We have been to SAS support numerous times throughout years, yet this issue persists, unresolved, I would be curious to know if you have found more information you could share about this error? 


No application is associated with the specified file for this operation.

ERROR: Command could not be executed.

NOTE: Statements not processed because of errors noted above.

NOTE: PROCEDURE APPEND used (Total process time):

      real time           0.74 seconds

      user cpu time       0.32 seconds

      system cpu time     0.21 seconds

      memory              381.93k

      OS Memory           12588.00k

      Timestamp          11/20/2017 06:08:07 PM

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