Desktop productivity for business analysts and programmers

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

Reply
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

Hi,

I am new to enterprise guide 7.1. I  was trying to assign a library to the location of my course data that I have already downloaded.  

However, when I am assigning project Library I am unable to see the option for local server.  In that case, I am unable to assign the library to the course data that is located on my local drive.

 

Suggestion, please. 

 

Regards,

rancho  

Super User
Posts: 13,926

Re: SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

Did attempt to use code to assign the library or an EG task?

If you work in a server environment the code generally doesn't work be the code attempts to run relative to the SERVER and likely gets all sorts of "location not found" or "unable to access".

The project tasks should work as that establishes a different communication method.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10

Re: SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

Can you please suggest how should I proceed from here.
Super User
Posts: 23,998

Re: SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

Is EG installed on a server? You may not be able to use local data, some companies have that restriction. You should however be able to run the program to create the data on your server. 

 


75063 wrote:

Hi,

I am new to enterprise guide 7.1. I  was trying to assign a library to the location of my course data that I have already downloaded.  

However, when I am assigning project Library I am unable to see the option for local server.  In that case, I am unable to assign the library to the course data that is located on my local drive.

 

Suggestion, please. 

 

Regards,

rancho  


 

Trusted Advisor
Posts: 1,851

Re: SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

[ Edited ]

Hello @75063,

 

do you have SAS foundation (aka SAS Base or SAS 9.4) installed on your local machine? Is it your EG or SAS foundation installation just local, or virtualized with App-V, ThinApp or Citrix?

  1. If you do have SAS Foundation just local and no virtualized, you should be able to open a Local Server and assign a library with no problem, unless there are problems with the DCOM components. We will go though that later.
  2. If you do not have SAS Foundation, you can only connect to external SAS Servers, never Local (your PC) Server.

 

  • Coming back to the first option, perhaps you would like to open SAS Foundation and see if you can run a libname for that library you would like to assign.
    • Can you? Then you can go to the next point.
    • If not, you will need to ask an administrator to check permissions on that windows folder you are assigning the library to.
  • Now, without closing the SAS Foundation, try to close SAS EG, open it again, make the connection to your Local Server and assign the library again.
    • If you can, then just open always SAS Foundation before opening SAS EG from now on.
    • If you still cannot, please follow these steps in the note to enable the logging on EG ( http://support.sas.com/kb/55/414.html ). Once done, please close EG, open it again and try to assign the library again. When you get the error, please send us the log you get on the location set, as explained by the note

Hope it helps.

 

If you get any error along the process, please see the details and send us the error/errors.

 

Kind regards,

Juan

PROC Star
Posts: 398

Re: SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 Unable to assign project Library in local server

If you want to assign a library locally you need to have SAS Foundation installled on your computer.

When having SAS installed on a server, all you need locally is EG and not SAS Foundation.

Thats the ordinary setup, 

 

If you have a server where SAS is installed the easiest would be to cpoy your course data to the server and then create a libname to it.

 

//Fredrik

Ask a Question
Discussion stats
  • 5 replies
  • 167 views
  • 1 like
  • 5 in conversation