09-05-2014 03:07 PM
I am currently having issues writing to a PDF when running a program for the second time (after, say, some minor edits) because SAS starts an instance of AcroRD32.exe (acrobat reader) the first time that I have to kill using ctrl-alt-delete. If I dont, I get "ERROR: file is in use".
Below is a minimal working example under SAS 9.2 2M3. It will work fine once, but I get "ERROR: file is in use" when trying to run it the second time. Any idea what I can do? Thanks,
do i=1 to 10;
ods pdf file="c:\test.pdf";
proc print data=test; run;
ods pdf close;
09-05-2014 03:39 PM
You likely have the PDF open in a viewer. Make sure it is not in a viewer before running the code.
This also happens with RTF output and is basically the result of the VIEWER locking the file while open.
09-05-2014 03:46 PM
It is open,but in SAS's result viewer. I didnt actually open the file myself.
Opening a fresh copy of SAS, then clicking the running man twice will get me an error the second time.
I've added a routine of ctrl-alt-del + killing every AcroRD32.exe process started by SAS before running my program, but it's a pain that I wish I could programatically get rid of.
09-05-2014 04:11 PM
My intention is to stop the popping up of the results after the process has run.
In Eguide there also an option of the same kind
No automatic open, no lock, no problem