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Date:         Sat, 12 Jul 2003 13:44:36 +0100
Reply-To:     Crawford <>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Crawford <>
Organization: blueyonder (post doesn't reflect views of blueyonder)
Subject:      Re: DDE

there is a syntax problem with the command In the archives, See

"David Schwartz" <david_schwarz@SRA.COM> wrote in message > I have been submitting the following: > > options noxwait noxsync symbolgen mtrace mlogic mprint msglevel=i; > x 'C:\Progra~1\Micros~1\Office10\excel.exe'; > > so that I can submit commands to Excel from within SAS as in the following: > > filename cmds dde 'EXCEL|SYSTEM'; > data _null_; > x = sleep(10); > run; > data _null_; > %let path=c:\report_&st..xls; > file cmds; > put "[]"; > put "[File.Close()]"; > put '[QUIT()]'; > run; > > The result is the following error: > > ERROR: Physical file does not exist, EXCEL|SYSTEM. > NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors. > NOTE: DATA statement used: > real time 0.00 seconds > cpu time 0.00 seconds > > I have checked, and the 'Ignore other applications' box in Excel is not > checked. Any other ideas on what the problem might be? > > DLS

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