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Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

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Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

We need to automate some of our canned reports monthly and would like to email them as soon as they are available.
Using the filename email option gives an "Undetermined I/O Error". Proc Options gives me a CONFIG path that I can't get to, hence I can't change the EMAILHOST or EMAILSYS options. This is pretty straightforward in batch unix, linux or mainframe.

1) How should I go about this on windows?
2) Can I set/use a custom CONFIG?
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Re: Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

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Hi,

Someone on SAS-L mentioned that we probably cannot use custom CONFIG files when EG runs on the server. Hence, we asked our admin to add -EMAILHOST -EMAILSYS options to the config on the server. It appears to have resolved our problem.
The next is server side automation. Is it possible?

Many thanks
Nori
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Re: Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

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I need to change the config file myself, but I am not sure, what you meant, did your admin just add those 2 words to the config file or is there some syntax besides that?

Thanks
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Re: Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

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it seems email options must be set as a sas session starts.
(as documented in the log after running the code:
proc options group= email define value; run;
Is there some real need for this restriction, or can we hope for change?
Either (or both)
1 allow EG to contribute SAS invocation options
2 enable email options to be changed after invocation
??

Peter
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Re: Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

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He added the following to the config file:

-emailsys SMTP
-emailhost mailsrv
-emailport 25

hth
Nori
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Re: Email notifications using EG 3.0 Thin Client on Windows server

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Thanks so much, I got it working.
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