SAS e-Course "Programming 1: Essentials" throws "Physical file does not exist" error

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SAS e-Course "Programming 1: Essentials" throws "Physical file does not exist" error

Hello community,

I am currently doing the SAS e-Course "Programming 1: Essentials". When I try to do Lessons 2's first Activity ("Copy and paste the following program into the editor of your SAS environment, and then submit the program."), I get the following ERROR message:

ERROR: Physical file does not exist, /folders/myfolders/ecprg193/newemps.csv.

And the following warnings:

WARNING: The data set WORK.NEWSALESEMPS may be incomplete. When this step was stopped there were 0 observations and 4 variables.

WARNING: Datei WORK.NEWSALESEMPS wurde nicht ersetzt. Grund: da dieser Schritt angehalten wurde.

I am using the SAS-University-Edition, defined the orion library, have the Red Hat instance running in the Oracle VM VirtualBox and keep the browser window open. I have language settings set to German, but I also tried it with English language settings.

Could anybody help me resolve this issue?

Kind regards,

Jan

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Re: SAS e-Course "Programming 1: Essentials" throws "Physical file does not exist" error

Did you place a copy of the file to be read in a folder in your VM in that path? Does the CASE match?
If you named the folder ECPRG193 then the folder name doesn't match the expected path, same with the file name, must be lower case when you look at it from the VM.

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Re: SAS e-Course "Programming 1: Essentials" throws "Physical file does not exist" error

Did you run the step 1 of creating the files?

Navigate to the folder and verify that the file exists and the case of the file name matches - Unix is case sensitive.

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