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Open an Enterprise Guide project using a different profile

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Open an Enterprise Guide project using a different profile

A colleague has been uisng EG with a locally installed SAS version but now needs to switch to our server. She can create new EG projects just fine but all her existing projects won't run unless she changes her profile to 'local'. Is there any way to get EG to work with the existing projects, created with the local SAS version?

She's using EG 6.1, the server runs SAS 9.4, as does her local SAS. The EG projects were created using the point-and-click interface.

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Re: Open an Enterprise Guide project using a different profile

It may not even possible, depending on where the data is stored. If the data is stored on share drive, then it is possible, if the data is on local drive, then it depends on whether the drive/folder can be shared / mapped network drive.

If it were me who encounter this scenario, to avoid redo all of the projects, I will :

1. Convert them into SAS code or Store process.

2. Modify the code, change all the local notation for the location,  "C:\data, D:\, F:\report" ect to network address, such as (windows): \\share\corp\whatever, and make sure server can access these files.

3. Make sure some SAS products involved (eg. SAS/STAT, ETS, GRAPH) in your EG projects are also licensed and installed on the server.

There are could be more to consider, but these are those springs to my mind.

Good luck,

Haikuo

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Re: Open an Enterprise Guide project using a different profile

The correct answer is available in EG 6.1 Online Help. Search for "Change Server" in the help system will take you to a page titled "Performing Project Maintenance", subtitle "Changing a Server Reference".  It advises you to "click the server that you want to change under the Servers heading."

If you're in a SAS business intelligence environment using EG, the "local" sever may not be installed on your machine, and the window will be blank. Not to worry. Click on "Replace in Project" and the list of available servers will appear. You can select the correct one in that pop-up. You can also change the profile associated with the project.

 

Unfortunately, as far as I know, there's no way to do this for a collection of existing projects all at once, but it's pretty painless to accomplish when you first open each project in the new environment.

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Re: Open an Enterprise Guide project using a different profile

Thank you for this reference on changing servers!  Saved me hours of manual updates!

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Re: Open an Enterprise Guide project using a different profile

You can change many projects in "batch" by using the MigrationWizard.exe tool, which is installed with SAS Enterprise Guide.  You'll have to navigate to the EG install folder in order to launch it.

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