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How to create permanent library in SAS Enterprise Guide

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How to create permanent library in SAS Enterprise Guide

Hi, I am new to SAS Enterprise Guide. I am trying to create a library using a LIBNAME statement  in SAS Enterprise guide on a server but I do not see it created. I cannot create one through the explorer as I not not have rights. What is the right way to create a library on the server? 

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Re: How to create permanent library in SAS Enterprise Guide

You need rights on the server, so you probably need to have the administrator create the library.

You can create a library via code, but if you don't have rights it probably won't work.

 

libname libdef "path to library";
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Re: How to create permanent library in SAS Enterprise Guide

Several steps are necessary to create a library.

First, the physical location must exist. On Windows and UNIX systems this is a directory in a filesystem.

If it shall be a new library, you need read/write/execute permissions on the parent directory and have to create that directory; either from the systems tools (eg Windows Explorer) or from the commandline (remote login to UNIX), or using SAS tools or X / CALL SYSTEM.

Second, you need to have the necessary permissions ("read" and "execute" on UNIX, "write" if creation/overwrite of datasets is wanted)

Third, if you want that library to be "permanent":

- if for all users, have your administrator include it it in the general setup (metadata, autoexec files)

- if only for you, add it to the code sent to the server when the server is started (Tools - Options)

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