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Issue with filename statement in DDE

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Issue with filename statement in DDE


Hi,

I am using the following code

 

filename flname dde "winword|C:\Users\\Desktop\Macro Test\mu166-2011-011 statistical analysis plan_final.docx!listings"

where I am getting an error:

 

ERROR: Physical file does not exist, winword|C:\Users\\Desktop\Macro Test\mu166-2011-011 statistical analysis plan_final.docx!listings.

But when I change file name to simply 'C:\Users\\Desktop\Macro Test\MU SAP.docx!listings' then it is working fine and no error.

It would be greatly helpful if someone can help me to resolve this issue.

Thank You.

SAS Employee
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Re: Issue with filename statement in DDE

Referencing the DDE External File

SAS(R) 9.3 Companion for Windows

The syntax shown for DDE in the Windows companion is:

filename test dde 'winword|"c:\temp\testdde.doc"  !NUMBER' notab;

Notice the double quotes around the filename inside the single quotes enclosing the DDE triplet.

Jan

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