I am 110% stumped. I am using EG 4.1 on my Windows XP machine. I have a number of existing SAS data sets from which I have built EG projects in the past. I can also open them in "regular" SAS without difficulty (e.g., from SAS 9.1 for Windows XP, I can assign a libname and then work with the data sets in procedure or data steps).
But, as of tonight, for some reason, I am getting a "Enterprise Guide Cannot Open the Data File" message for EVERY data set I try to open. This does not make sense.
If anyone knows how I can fix this problem I'd appreciate your help ASAP. You are welcome to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want. Otherwise, thanks in advance for posting your reply to this forum!
Hi...thanks for your reply. Since I am using the Learning Edition I am not able to contact Tech Support on this issue. I do not think there are formats on any of the variables in the data set. As I mentioned in my original post I have used these data sets in EG in the past without trouble. I also opened them on another machine without difficulty.
I am also unable to establish a library reference (Libref) to that library using EG at this time. I get the same "Cannot Open" message when I try to do that.
Further to my previous post, one of the links Cynthia provided suggested there may be formats assocated to some of the variables which EG cannot "find." This is NOT the case with this data set. I cannot open ANY SAS data sets with my version of EG any more, NOR can I use the Assign Libname window to assign a library reference to a library of existing data sets.