I believe that I have seen this before but it is too long ago to remember
the fix. -- a fat log of good that does you!
I just googled the message and found the following from Paul Choate
Mia - Save and close Excel before
importing to SAS.
and I believe that someone has already suggested. The SAS usage notes have
several entries under File_IMEX_ :
Problem Note 7883: "ERROR: File _IMEX_.'Sheet1$'.DATA does not exist"
returned when trying to import an Excel file
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Type: Problem Note
Date Modified: 2006-01-03 16:04:26
Date Created: 2002-06-28 09:42:11
When using PROC IMPORT statements or the Import Wizard to read an
Excel97 or Excel2000 file into SAS, the following error may be returned:
ERROR: File _IMEX_.'SHEET1$'.DATA does not exist.
ERROR: Import unsuccessful. See SAS Log for details.
If the Excel file has 256 columns, the MS Jet Provider will not be able
to read the file. There is a bug in the MS Jet Provider. It will
create an Excel file that has the maximum number of fields allowed, 256.
However, it can read only 255 fields. You can save the Excel file as a
MS Excel 5/95 workbook file or as a delimited text file and import that
into SAS. These file types are not accessed via the MS Jet Provider by
the SAS IMPORT procedure.
There are other notes but most of these appear to involve Access files
and particularlly, situations when there is a hyphen or other special
character in the name.
As others have said, the complete log including code and notes would be
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