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Date:         Wed, 23 Feb 2000 20:06:25 GMT
Reply-To:     "John M. Wildenthal" <jmwildenthal@MY-DEJA.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "John M. Wildenthal" <jmwildenthal@MY-DEJA.COM>
Organization: - Before you buy.
Subject:      Re: Help: Out of file handles / cannot open

In article <9182F83D302DD311BF3F0008C71E73CA22918F@ITG-EXCH01>, Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM> wrote: > Dear friends, > > A user here comes with the following error after an %INCLUDE: > 26 %INCLUDE "J:\Project\Data > Management\response\EACHweek\Statistics\SASprog\Base\Startrun.SAS "; > ERROR: Out of file handles creating J:\Project\Data > Management\response\EACHweek\Statistics\SASprog\Base\Startrun.SAS > ERROR: Cannot open %INCLUDE file J:\Project\Data > Management\response\EACHweek\Statistics\SASprog\Base\Startrun.SAS . > > I've never seen such an error. Everything in the source code seems fine. > Does anyone know what it may indicate and how to solve the problem?

In DOS there were a limited number of files you could have open. This number was set in the CONFIG.SYS. The path name suggests that the OS is Win9x or NT. IIRC, one can still use the FILES= statement in the config.sys in 9x (for backward compatibility). The solution in this case would either be to remove it (and let Win9x allocate handles on the fly) or increase it, such as:


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