We are trying to open a SAS Project and getting the error msg below. " Unabe to open file SAS :\File...................-Combined session.egp as valid project file

asked 20 Jun '11, 12:47

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Priya. Can you provide any more information at all? Your posted message isn't as much an error msg as it is a description of what happened. Are you using Enterprise Guide to Open the file?

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From the SAS Usage NOTE 4178:

The following message may be received when attempting to open a project in Enterprise Guide:

Enterprise Guide c:\...\project_file.seg is not a valid data source.

The message will most likely occur if the OPEN AS field in the Open dialog window is set to DATA. When opening an existing project, set the OPEN AS field to AUTO instead of DATA.



answered 14 Aug '11, 23:42

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I am getting the same error from enterprise guide. has anyone resolved this issue? I have SAS 92 64bit, EG 4.3


answered 13 Aug '11, 00:59

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I have had the same annoying problem a couple of times. I mainly use enterprise guide as a coding interface, so I've saved all my programs outside the enterprise guide project. So usually I've just cursed and opened an older version of my project whenever I encountered this problem.

However I just had the same problem again, but this time fixed it, by ensuring that the same Metadata server is connected as last time the program was saved (for various reasons I've sometimes used "no connection profile" and other times my local metadata server). By changing from "no connection profile" to the metadataserver (changed in the lower right corner of Enterprise Guide) prior to opening the project file, allowed me to open the file.

However, this may not be the problem in all situations, just one possible fix to some SAS installations including a (local) metadataserver.


answered 19 Feb '13, 04:14

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