11-07-2013 03:14 PM
I have a SAS EG 4.1 project that I would like to run monthly as a scheduled job.
I tries using tools > schedule project and scheduling a vbs script.
For some reason the script is run by Windows, but the project is not run in SAS EG.
Below is the content of the script.
Could you please help me schedule an automatic job.
'shut down the app
If not (app Is Nothing) Then
Set app = Nothing
On Error Resume Next
' Start up Enterprise Guide using the project name
prjName = "C:\P2P v3.egp" 'Project Name
Set app = CreateObject("SASEGObjectModel.Application.4")
If Checkerror("CreateObject") = True Then
' open the project
Set prjObject = app.Open(prjName,"")
If Checkerror("app.Open") = True Then
' run the project
If Checkerror("Project.run") = True Then
' Save the new project
If Checkerror("Project.Save") = True Then
' Close the project
If Checkerror("Project.Close") = True Then
Checkerror = False
If Err.Number <> 0 Then
strmsg = "Error #" & Hex(Err.Number) & vbCrLf & "In Function " & fnName & vbCrLf & Err.Description
'MsgBox strmsg 'Uncomment this line if you want to be notified via MessageBox of Errors in the script.
Checkerror = True
11-07-2013 03:37 PM
Cynthia, this one is more difficult than dates....
Eguide 4.1 (SAS 9.1.3) scheduling is working on the local machine/desktop.
The Windows schedule manager is used for that. If that is not present or closed as you are probably working on a office desktop, it could fail here.
Also the desktop must be able to start by the windows schedule manager at that moment.....
If you want to use this try to do it in a simple progam in a verifyable way. The generated VBS should work and the schedule manager displaying the info.