DATA Step, Macro, Functions and more

can't open sas datasets using windows explorer

Reply
Contributor
Posts: 73

can't open sas datasets using windows explorer

I on windows server 2003

I'm using

%let outpt = \Research\

libname outpt "&outpt";

to output a sas dataset to a file server.

however when I try to open the dataset from windows explorer I get a warning 1 lines longer than 32760 charactgers were truncated

how can I fix this?

PROC Star
Posts: 7,364

Re: can't open sas datasets using windows explorer

You are missing a semicolon.  i.e.

%let outpt = \Research\;

Contributor
Posts: 73

Re: can't open sas datasets using windows explorer

nope...that was a copy paste error.  No error messages are generated when creating the dataset.

I think I solved it....somehow the file associations got messed up.

I went into properties for one of the data files and set it to 'The SAS System for windows'.  That fixed it for windows explorer but I still have a problem in SAS.  If I open inside SAS using the folder icon at the top and browse to where the files are located I still get the error.

If I write a quick program and use the libname I am able to open the dataset from the library

Ask a Question
Discussion stats
  • 2 replies
  • 523 views
  • 0 likes
  • 2 in conversation