09-09-2016 08:09 PM - last edited on 09-09-2016 08:11 PM by Reeza
I am a new student to SAS Enterprise Guide. I have imported an excel file to the program. However when I go to click on the query builder, I get an error message of 'unable to parse dataset name. Parameter name: dataSet.' I have no idea what this means but it seems to be making some of the functions in the query builder not work quite right. A friend who downloaded and then imported this same file does not get this message. I would appreciate any knowledge on how to fix this.
09-09-2016 08:13 PM
What did you name the dataset? Post snapshots of your import.
You can try running the following code, add a program and submit it. Then retry import and see if you have issues.
Options validvarname = V7;
09-12-2016 05:03 PM
Along the same lines as @Reeza's suggestion, as an alternative to setting validvarname=v7, you could just try ensuring the output data set name in the Import Wizard doesn't contain any non-standard characters (ex. no spaces, doesn't start with a number, etc.). Guessing you may have a space in your Excel file name, which results in a space in the imported data set name, which is throwing off the Query Builder.
Another thing I would check is to make sure you have the latest hotfix for whatever version of EG you are running. You can check and download latest hotfixes from here: