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SASUSER profile damaged

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SASUSER profile damaged

Hello, I am hoping someone can help please. I was trying to bring an XCEL spread sheet into SAS and keep getting this message
ERROR: Catalog SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG is in a damaged state. Use the REPAIR command of PROC
DATASETS to restore it.
ERROR: Catalog SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG is in a damaged state. Use the REPAIR command of PROC
DATASETS to restore it.
ERROR: Catalog SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG is in a damaged state. Use the REPAIR command of PROC
DATASETS to restore it.
Can someone please let me know how exactly to use the PROC.
I run sas remotely if that helps.

Thank you so much.
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Re: SASUSER profile damaged

Take a look at: http://support.sas.com/kb/15/758.html

It indicates that the message is wrong and explains how to correct the problem.

HTH,
Art
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> Hello, I am hoping someone can help please. I was
> trying to bring an XCEL spread sheet into SAS and
> keep getting this message
> ERROR: Catalog SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG is in a
> damaged state. Use the REPAIR command of PROC
> DATASETS to restore it.
> Catalog SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG is in a damaged
> state. Use the REPAIR command of PROC
> DATASETS to restore it.
> Catalog SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG is in a damaged
> state. Use the REPAIR command of PROC
> DATASETS to restore it.
> eone please let me know how exactly to use the PROC.
>
> I run sas remotely if that helps.
>
> Thank you so much.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15

Re: SASUSER profile damaged

Thanks so much Art. So I guess all my libraries that were reflected in my old profiles are no longer since a new profile has to be recreated once I open a session of SAS. Thanks so much for the effort to look up the error for me. Much appreciated.
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Re: SASUSER profile damaged

Hi,

 

I have the same question in this topic and I went to the link you provided.  Below is the part of the explanation.

 

"

PROC DATASETS cannot restore the SASUSER.PROFILE.CATALOG. The user needs to rename the catalog to a different name. At the operating system level rename profile.sas7bcat to something like profile1.sas7bcat. When a new session of SAS is started, a new profile will be created."

 

I am still not clear how to rename the catalog file? Is this something simple? Just go to my library to rename the catalog file?

 

Thanks,

Momi

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Posts: 3,108

Re: SASUSER profile damaged

Yes, just rename it, or in fact you can just delete it because it is totally unusable.

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