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SYSTASK

I am executing "systask command ...." within a command line macro. However, I am being told the command is not recognized, even though it can be used anywhere.
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Re: SYSTASK

What is that command you are executing?
OS: Windows, Unix?
It's better, to know more info about your problem.
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Re: SYSTASK

What do you mean by a command line macro?
You may be running into quoting issues?
Are you running batch? or inside an interactive SAS session?
Share some code, it'll be easier to troubleshoot.
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Re: SYSTASK

hi

i am trying to run following code:

SYSTASK COMMAND "MKDIR E:\trial\trial" nowait taskname= "trial" ;

but every time i run i get a error msg in log that:

SYSTASK COMMAND "MKDIR E:\trial\trial" nowait taskname= "trial" ;

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ERROR 75-169: Equal sign expected.

i did not understand y i am getting this problem. this is kind of straight forward code. any 1 please help me out. i am using windows and sas version 9

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Re: SYSTASK

SYSTASK cannot run in a command line function.  You can submit it using the GSUB command.

gsub "systask command ""echo hello"" nowait taskname=""trial""; "

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Re: SYSTASK

I have used systask command quite often : I used windows based server and following are sample of code we used:

SYSTASK COMMAND "(location of sas exe file) -noterminal -logparm 'rollover=session' -sysin 'sas code'

  -SYSPARM 'parameter to be passed' -log 'log location'" TASKNAME=taskname

However I do face certains issues sometimes. like code works fine  but during certain time period  code fails to get executed and when I check log we have error that could not create new process.

I checked with SAS reagarding same and they suggested that when system resources(memory) is low we be getting it issue.

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