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Unable to launch SAS

I have been getting the following error: 

 


ERROR: Invalid physical name for library SASUSER.
NOTE: Unable to initialize the options subsystem.
ERROR: (SASXKINI): PHASE 3 KERNEL INITIALIZATION FAILED.
ERROR: Unable to initialize the SAS kernel.

 

It appears when I attempt to open SAS. I cannot open up anything in SAS as this message appears before anything opens. 

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Re: Unable to launch SAS

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The SASUSER option in your config file may be pointing to an invalid path.  If this is something that used to work, but now doesn't, you will need to think about what's changed.


Usually in a local SAS install, the SASUSER location is set to a folder in your personal Documents area.  If you've recently updated your OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (for example), the way that Documents folder is found could be different.  

 

Regardless, the change you need to make is in your sasv9.cfg file, found in SASHOME/SASFoundation/9.4/nls/en (usually, for English).  See this SAS Note for more guidance.

 

  • Usage Note 12457: Check SASUSER library when "Error: Invalid physical name for library SASUSER" message is displayed starting SAS® in a Windows operating environment
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