12-07-2011 04:24 PM
I am trying to use the DualData program located at the below website. I have downloaded the files and was able to get the program loaded into SAS. Everything looks ok, but anytime I get to the start menu and hit continue to enter a data set name, I keep getting an error that the dataset name is invalid. I use the required 7 characters or less and name the dataset "test". It only contains 10 records. Any help anyone can provide with this program is appreciated.
Below is the code I run to start the program and start up the program.
/* Special configuration options for OS/2 */
/* These statements should be included in config.sas file */
/* Do not merge application and SAS System menus */
/* NOTE: Release 6.10 only! */
/* resize aws and turn off aws menus */
-awsdef 0 0 100 100
/* Example AUTOEXEC.SAS file for OS/2 */
LIBNAME DUAL 'S:\GenPeds\GenPeds\JHale\DualData';
*** Application lives here ***;
*** libref DUAL must be defined ***;
LIBNAME A 'S:\GenPeds\GenPeds\JHale\DualData';
*** Application lives here; *directory specification must
*** be identical to libref DUAL ***;
*** libref A must be defined ***;
LIBNAME DDE 'S:\GenPeds\GenPeds\JHale\DualData';
*** your data will be stored here ***;
*** libref DDE must be defined ***;
*** NOTE: this statement valid for Release 6.10 only;
DM 'LOG OFF; LST OFF; MGR OFF; PGM OFF;
AF CAT=DUAL.DDESYS.STARTUP.PROGRAM; ZOOM ON; AF;';
*** above statement shuts down various Display
*** Manager windows and starts DUALDATA application;
12-07-2011 05:02 PM
I actually created two test data files. I attached all the files I have been using to my original post.
"test" is version 6 and "test2" is version 9 of SAS.
I am able to get the program to run, but something just doesn't seem right.
It says to create an icon by using the custom configuration and autoexec files (which I included in the CIIMPORT - JJH Edit program) by consulting my operating environment documentation for instructions on how to create an icon.
I am not sure if because I did not specify an icon the program is not running correctly, or if I am specifiying the wrong dataset.
I appreciate any help you can give. I have been trying to get this to work for over an hour and feel like I have been going in circles......
12-07-2011 05:24 PM
I have actually been using that same text as a guide. I am able to get the program to load, but I cannot get it to read in any of my datasets. I tried to email Terry Shaffer, but the email appears to be inactive.
12-07-2011 06:52 PM
Have you tried specifying the version 6 engine for your version 6 data set?
Also there are references to DDE and OS/2. The DDE calls might be significantly different with current versions of Windows.