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Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

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Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

Good morning, I have a user who is attempting to select input data on a library and it is greyed out. What could be causing this? He right clicks and on the library and it greyed out.


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Re: Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

This is most probably a library defined in the metadata, where the user can read the metadata, but has no physical read/execute permissions for the directory granted by the operating system. Or you have some peculiar permission problem in the metadata itself.

Check a library that the user can access vs. the library where it does not work.

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Re: Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

Thanks Kurt. This library actually is not defined in metadata. The user created it by going to tools/assign project library. When the library is assigned, you can see all the data under that library in the server list however, the option to simply select it via the select input option is not available.

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Re: Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

Oh, I see.

Assigning libraries is actually just a procedure like all the rest, it executes SAS code, and has the same context menu. But this is SAS code that has no optional input data, and therefore the option is greyed out. The SAS code inside is just

LIBNAME XXX BASE 'path_to_library';

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Re: Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

Kurt,

I nspeaking with my user, I discovered that he is actually trying to select input data on an import data task. Does the same rule of thumb apply as the library? He said he remembers it working prior to us moving to EG6.1, but he could be wrong.

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Re: Select Input Data Greyed Out EG 6.1

AFAIK, "Select Input Data" is for the selection of SAS tables. I suggest the user will have to do a "Modify" on the import task.

As I am on EG 4.3, I only have import tasks for JMP, SPSS and Stata, and never used them.

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