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Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

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Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

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Is it possible to change the location that the Servers - SASApp - Files folder points to in Enterprise Guide. Currently it is pointing to C:\Users\UserID\Documents\My SAS Files\9.3. I need to change this to F:\Prod\Users\UserID


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‎02-12-2013 09:48 AM
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Re: Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

First, you need to know where your EG is running from. 1. Remote SAS server or.2  your local pc

Then you need to go to the drive that fires up the SAS session your EG is running from, try to find SASV9.CFG, for example in one of my servers, it locates at "E:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.3\nls\en", your file location could vary depending on your deployment.

On the bottom of this file, locate

-SET MYSASFILES "xxx locatation"

then replace quoted contents with where you want your files folder to be.

In the same file, you can also modify the location of your "Work" and "sasuser" library.

Please note:

1. make a copy of sasv9.cfg before making any changes.

2. You may not have access to this file if you are not SAS admin.

Good Luck,

Haikuo

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‎02-12-2013 09:48 AM
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Posts: 3,156

Re: Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

First, you need to know where your EG is running from. 1. Remote SAS server or.2  your local pc

Then you need to go to the drive that fires up the SAS session your EG is running from, try to find SASV9.CFG, for example in one of my servers, it locates at "E:\Program Files\SASHome\SASFoundation\9.3\nls\en", your file location could vary depending on your deployment.

On the bottom of this file, locate

-SET MYSASFILES "xxx locatation"

then replace quoted contents with where you want your files folder to be.

In the same file, you can also modify the location of your "Work" and "sasuser" library.

Please note:

1. make a copy of sasv9.cfg before making any changes.

2. You may not have access to this file if you are not SAS admin.

Good Luck,

Haikuo

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Re: Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

Hi Haikuo

SAS is running on a server and I wanted to change the locaiton for all users that log on to that server.

I replaced the

-SET MYSASFILES "xxx locatation"

with

-SET MYSASFILES "F:\Prod\Users\!Username" so each users directory should be the default.

Thanks

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Re: Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

I think there may be an option on the appserver in metadata

options-->advanced options->file navigation

Barry

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Re: Change the default location for the Files folder under SASApp server in Enterprise Guide

Hi Andrew,

Barry is right on the money there.  Angela Hall also blogged about this back in October 2011 with some nice screenshots: Revisiting the starting file location for Enterprise Guide - Real BI for Real Users

Cheers

Michael

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