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Cannot Start SAS

ERROR: Invalid physical name for library SASUSER.
FATAL: Unable to initialize the options subsystem.
ERROR:   (SASXKINI): PHASE 3 KERNEL INITIALIZATION FAILED.
UNABLE TO INITIALIZE THE SAS KERNEL

Cause: invalid argument to option SASuser in Primary Configuration File:

  •  !SASroot\nls\en\SASv9.cfg
/* name: Primary Configuration file for SAS v9.1.3 or SAS v9.2 */
/* Setup the default SAS System user profile folder */
-SASUSER "?CSIDL_PERSONAL\My SAS Files\9.1"

/* Setup the MYSASFILES system variable             */
-SET MYSASFILES "?CSIDL_PERSONAL\My SAS Files\9.1"

Solution.1: add these lines to your Secondary config file:

/* name: Secondary Config File !SASroot\SASv9.cfg */
/* [snip] */

-SASUSER        'C:\temp\My SAS Files\9.2\'
-SET MYSASFILES 'C:\temp\My SAS Files\9.2\' /* *** */

Solution.2: when running from a network drive such as Citrix, make sure the My Computer has the correct setting:



Macro statements

Missing semicolon at end of assignment statement

1  %Let Test1 = missing semicolon
2  %Let Test2 = has semicolon;
ERROR: Open code statement recursion detected.

SQL

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--macro maven == the radical programmer 11:28, 8 November 2008 (EST)