05-07-2016 02:47 PM - edited 05-07-2016 02:47 PM
I tried to open a file in SAS studio from a folder on the server where the filename contained a + sign as part of the filename. It said that it could not find the file and showed a filename with the + sign removed.
This looks like an old feature of SAS/Intrnet where + were stripped from values.
Is there a work around for this? Or am I forced to rename the file on the server before the SAS/Studio interface will let me edit it?
05-07-2016 05:00 PM
If it's a Windows server, you could try to use the 8.3 file name (like PROGRA~1 for "Program Files"). The DOS command dir /x displays these names along with the usual names.
05-07-2016 07:26 PM
It is Unix server, but even if it where a Windows server I don't think that SAS/Studio would display the 8.3 name for me to click on.
05-09-2016 04:48 AM
Am wondering why you would have special characters in a path/filename? There are some general rules of thumb that have been around for a long time - don't use spaces or special characters in paths/filenames being one of those.
05-11-2016 10:47 AM
The file already exists and I just want to use the GUI to select it and edit.
This particular file is just a list of documentation of the files in the directory that I have been using for a long time. There are normally two of these files. _dir.sas which has one line per macro with the name and description and _dir+.sas which groups the individual macros into groups of related macros. So the + sign indicates that it is the value-added version of the basic file.
05-11-2016 10:38 AM
Release: 3.4 (Enterprise Edition)
Build date: Jun 25, 2015 12:44:07 AM
SAS Mid-tier release: May 27, 2015 7:00:00 PM
SAS release: 9.04.01M3P06242015
SAS platform: Linux LIN X64 2.6.32-573.8.1.el6.x86_64
05-11-2016 10:47 PM