06-28-2015 04:41 AM
I am trying to use several methods to import an xls file using sas code in SAS Enterprise Guide
And each yields errors .
The source file is located on a local file system.
I can import the file successfully using the SAS enterprise guide import task..
Your help is appreciated.
First Method : Proc Import
The error I get:
ERROR: Unable to open file u:\testfile.xls. It does not exist or it is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need
permission to view its data.
Method 2 Using LibName Statement
libname myxls "u:\TestFile.xls";
The error I get
ERROR: Connect: Class not registered
ERROR: Error in the LIBNAME statement.
06-28-2015 03:13 PM
As you can see from many other questions in htis forum, it's a common misunderstanding that your local file system is available for your SAS code. It's available in the import tasks. SAS code is executed on your SAS Workspace server, so the given file path needs to be available from there.