01-15-2015 11:51 AM
I reinstalled SAS 9.3 on to my computer today, and when I went to import an Excel file, I got the following error:
The SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files is not installed
However, I ran
And the SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files is listed under the products that are installed.
If I reinstall, is there a way to ensure that this piece will be installed correctly?
01-15-2015 12:53 PM
Make sure that SAS PC Files Server is installed and running.
If you are using Windows 7 you can check by clicking on the Start Icon and typing in services and hitting enter. You should find the entry called: "SAS PC Files Server" and it should say "Started" under Status.
01-15-2015 01:00 PM
I do not think I need SAS PC Files Server because I have 32-bit MS Office and 32-bit SAS. I believe I am having problems with the SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files.
01-15-2015 01:12 PM
According to the SAS documentation, I believe the SAS PC Files Server needs to run regardless if a PC is 64 or 32 Bit:
01-15-2015 01:31 PM
BritAshley is correct. If the "bitness" between SAS and Office is the same no PC File Server is required. Where I work we use 64-bit SAS and MS Office components and it works fine.
01-15-2015 02:23 PM
I can import csv and txt files, just not MS office files (Excel/Access). I was using proc import to do it.
01-15-2015 02:26 PM
Do you have the license for the product?
proc setinit; run; to see if it's licensed and
proc product_status; run; to see if it's installed.
01-15-2015 02:31 PM
Thank you, okay, it was on the list of licensed products, but NOT on the list of installed products. However, I know I clicked the box to install it when I installed SAS.