Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

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Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

I am using web version text miner add on via enterprise miner 13.1. I am trying to use text import node and when I am trying to read in my file, its showing all the drives available on the server, instead of our DFS path(windows). I am seeing same behavior when I use Import File Node, local files are fine. But, when I choose server drive, its showing all the mapped drives on that particular app server.

Please let me know if anyone got similar issue or provide steps on how to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Jit.

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Re: Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

I saw the problem too, and contacted the SAS Technical Support a couple of weeks ago.  After a couple of exchanges, they said the feature is not implemented in the OnDemand version, but the explanation was not clear.

I'm looking for a more, precise answer...

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Re: Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

Make sure all necessary network shares are mounted on the server. Miner is a web app and runs on the server, therefore it has access to the server's directory tree.

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Re: Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

Hi Kurt, Thanks for you for your response.  I am able to see DFS file structure when I first setup the project. That is where I am saving my project. Issue is only with these two nodes. I am not sure if any configuration needs to be changed (for file import or text node) in order to see the DFS path instead of server directory.

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Re: Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

When you save your project, the applet that is downloaded from the server runs in your browser context and can see the local file system. Nodes where the (SAS) code is executed solely on the server can only "see" the server's file system. One way to work around this is to first transfer the file in question to the server.

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Re: Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

Ntomuro, Thanks for you for your response.Can you please let me what version of Eminer you are using, and if its also using java web start. Tech support mentioned to me that they will talk to the development team. I wonder if its the same issue with 13.2 and later.

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Re: Text Miner Text Import/File Import File Path is showing server drives instead of DFS path

I'm using SAS Enterprise Miner 14.1 (the latest one, updated a couple of weeks ago), and I believe it's using Java web start (because I start the app by double-clicking on 'main.jnlp' on my local PC).

I've reported an error to the SAS Tech Support, saying that even after I selected an import folder on the server, the system produced an error with the output/destination folder (with the error message "The SAS Document Conversion is not running on 'local host' ").  I'm still going back & forth with my contact at the Tech Support on this, by the way.

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