09-27-2012 09:42 AM
Ah, no. At least, not unless your SAS session can access the files on your desktop. You would need to be able to create a FILENAME statement that pointed to your local file. If your SAS session is a remote machine, that can present a challenge.
09-27-2012 10:15 AM
As Chris says, it can present a challenge. And the sort of challenge depends, in part, on the host system and local policies.
However, all of them require the assistance and/or 'blessing' of the local admins. For instance, I can do 1 and 2, but not 4 (local policy forbids FTP hosting from a workstation).
09-27-2012 11:29 AM
For years I was able to use the "SAS PC File Server" which is a small utility you can load via CD onto your machine which makes it look like a server. Once that is done, you can performa PROC EXPORT/IMPORRT (with some small adjustments needed) to any drive know to your desktop, even if they are remote windows servers. As long as they have been defined as a drive letter (i.e. G:\) they are accessible. It is a phonomenally easy way to perform this task.
Sadly, i lost this functionality when we moved to sas 9.2, since I could not find a SAS 9.2 version of the File Server.
09-27-2012 11:39 AM
PC Files Server is alive and well, and serves an essential role for bridging 32-bit data providers with 64-bit SAS:
Blog post here: