Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:29:03 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Mapped Drive Problems
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Craig Johnson posted the following:
> We have a mapped drive that we use and it's not showing up on a
> I've uninstalled sas and reinstalled and it's not showing up. Any
> suggestions on what might be causing this or how to fix it?
Craig, interesting problem and ensuing discussion!
One thing that I didn't get from the discussion is whether or not that particular drive is one of the many drives you normally get when you login to your network. Or, is it a "special" one that you have to go out of your way to map when you need it. If it is the former, then there is another tool you can use to see if at least one SAS facility can actually see the drive. Consider using the DRIVEMAP option of the FILENAME statement. You can find the code for this in my SAS sample:
Sample 24818: Programmatically Determine Which Disk Drives are Available for Your Windows Server or Workstation
Run the sample program and see if that drive shows up in the output. If so, then SAS is aware of that drive on some level, so maybe the issue is with SAS Display Manager. If not, then you might consider calling the Pentagon and letting them know you have a new stealth technology for sale:-)
Craig, best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very
clear, and the problem depends just on you. - Erno Rubik