Mapping the Shared Folder
If you are using SAS Studio, please ensure that you unzip the 'Geo-targeting' folder in the 'myfolders' folder.
Having the 'Geo-targeting' folder in the right directory allows you to run the code in this course without changing the directory path.
Please ensure your 'Geo-targeting' folder is unzipped from the 'myfolders' folder.
Let's do a quick test and see if you can import the data files properly.
In the 'Geo-targeting/Data Files' folder, there is a test file:
Run the code below and see if you can import it successfully.
Note: if you save the 'Geo-targeting' folder right in the 'myfolders' folder, as instructed, you DO NOT have to change the path in the code.
proc import datafile = "/folders/myfolders/Geo-targeting/Data Files/test file.csv"
out = test
dbms = CSV
Is the TEST data set created as below?
If yes, congratulation! You can now proceed with the training.
If not, no worries. There are a number of common issues that you can fix quickly:
Common Issue #2: Incorrect Path
Did you change the directory path in the code that starts with a drive on your PC?
If yes, this is NOT the correct path.
SAS Studio runs on a virtual machine, which is considered to be a separate operating system.
When you enable the shared folder, the path to access your file always starts with:
The correct path to the test file is:
'/folders/myfolders/Geo-targeting/Data Files/test file.csv'
Common Issue #3: Spelling Mistake in the Directory Path
SAS is picky. It can only access files in the SASUniversityEdition\myfolders folder.
Below are the common spelling mistakes in the folder name:
Please ensure that your folder is named exactly as SASUniversityEdition\myfolders.
If none of the above works, please send us an email at email@example.com along with the following:
We will help you with the file import.