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User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your sy..

I'm getting the following response when I use SAS University and I'm trying to run a simpe proc import. Any idea on what this means?" Below is my code:
 
"User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your system administrator to resolve."
 

 

proc import

datafile = '\myfolders\Final clean dataset for Meley 2.23.15 withanthro.sav'

out= burum

dbms= sav

replace;

run;


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‎06-05-2016 11:15 PM
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Re: User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your

Unix file is case sensitive. Make sure the case and name matches exactly.

 

Assuming your shared folders are set up properly, navigate to the Server Files and Folders on the left hand menu. 

You should see your file. If you right click on it and choose properties, it will have the path to the file. Use that in your proc import.

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Re: User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your

Your path is specified incorrectly for a unix system, which SAS University Edition is running.

The slashes should be the other way, and you need a folders in front of it as well. 

The periods in the file name may also be causing issues, you may need to remove them. 

 

proc import
datafile = '/folders/myfolders/Final clean dataset for Meley 2.23.15 withanthro.sav'
out= burum
dbms= sav
replace;
run;

Try replacing period with - instead.

 

proc import
datafile = '/folders/myfolders/Final clean dataset for Meley 2-23-15 withanthro.sav'
out= burum
dbms= sav
replace;
run;
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Re: User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your

Hi Reeza,

 

Thank you for your help. I tried your sugestion and renamed the file so that the periods were removed and now I have a different error message which reads: ERROR: Physical file does not exist, /folders/myfolders/Final clean dataset for Meley22315withanthro.sav. Why can it not locate this file?

 


proc import
datafile = '/folders/myfolders/Final clean dataset for Meley22315withanthro.sav'
out= burum
dbms= sav
replace;
run;

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‎06-05-2016 11:15 PM
Grand Advisor
Posts: 16,265

Re: User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your

Unix file is case sensitive. Make sure the case and name matches exactly.

 

Assuming your shared folders are set up properly, navigate to the Server Files and Folders on the left hand menu. 

You should see your file. If you right click on it and choose properties, it will have the path to the file. Use that in your proc import.

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Re: User sasdemo has insufficient permissions to create /‌folders/‌myfolders/‌.images. Contact your

Ah wonderful--I had the wrong path. Thank you so much!
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