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SAS DDE w/ Office Excel 2010

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SAS DDE w/ Office Excel 2010

Hi Everyone,

I am running on windows 7 and office 2010 and have a strange issue....

When I was on XP/Office 2007 my DDE script would save the excel file and close it on its own. Now it stays on the Save|SaveAs|Cancel dialog box until I hit Save manually...

How can I fix this? Script:

data _null_;

file commands;

put "[Save.as(""&saveas_Path.&saveas..xls"")]";

put "[Close]";

run;

%mend;

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 117

SAS DDE w/ Office Excel 2010

Here is the full thing :

filename commands DDE 'EXCEL|SYSTEM';

data _null_;

file commands;

put '[OPEN("pathtoexcelfile.xls")]';

run;

data _null_;

file commands;

put "[Save.as(""&saveas_Path.&saveas..xls"")]";

put "[Close]";

run;

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SAS DDE w/ Office Excel 2010

That doesn't appear to be quite what you are probably running.  It will help if you include your macro variable assignments and make sure that they are reflected correctly in your code.

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