Using pipe with dir command

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Using pipe with dir command

I'm trying to use the code from this paper in order to transfer files, but I am getting an error that says my filename statement is bad because I have an "invalid logical name."  I have it written as

filename filenames pipe 'dir "C:\Folder" /s';

exactly like the example, so I have no idea how to correct this or why SAS won't accept my directory.  When I try it in the Windows command prompt, everything works fine.

 

Any ideas on how to fix this?


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‎06-30-2016 03:14 PM
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Re: Using pipe with dir command

Your filenname "filenames" is too long. A fileref is limited to 8 characters. You have 9. So choose a shorter one.

 

Hope this helps,

- Jan.

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‎06-30-2016 03:14 PM
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Re: Using pipe with dir command

Your filenname "filenames" is too long. A fileref is limited to 8 characters. You have 9. So choose a shorter one.

 

Hope this helps,

- Jan.

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Re: Using pipe with dir command

Posted in reply to jklaverstijn

Oh my god, I can't believe I made such a stupid mistake!  I thought for sure it was the directory that was wrong.  Thanks for pointing that out.

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