When you don't have SAS installed on your local machine (sounds like you don't), then EG uses the SAS OLEDB Local Data Provider to read local SAS data sets. It's possible that there is a problem with that provider on your machine -- either missing or not completely installed.
You should probably contact tech support about this issue.
"The error that you are receiving sometimes occurs when the SAS System Registry does not contain the Integration Technology components. To correct the problem, could you reinstall Integration Technologies by running \client8cd\eguide\bundles\inttechc\setup.exe ?"
What does that mean ? How do I reinstall the above setup file ? I searched my computer and have not found this set up file.
Yes. I found it now and was able to re run the setup file as above. However, it did not work. I still get the same error message.
" EG cannot open the data file C:\Program Files\SAS\Enterprise Guide 4\Sample\Data\a.sas7bdat
Error opening data 'a.sas7bdat'
Failed to open the data set in READ mode.
Do you want to remove all references to this file from the project ? "
Having SAS installed makes a difference. In that case, EG would use SAS to read the local data -- if SAS is registered properly, which perhaps it is not.
To make sure, go to a command prompt window. CD to the directory where SAS is installed (ex: "C:\program files\sas institute\sas") and run this command:
Then try your test in Enterprise Guide again.
Another thing to check: in Enterprise Guide, choose Help->About, then click System Information. That window will tell you what version of SAS that Enterprise Guide thinks is installed and registered on your machine.