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Date:   Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:54:32 -0500
Reply-To:   "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject:   Re: Unable to initialize the SAS Kernal
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> From: Tina Shaw > Subject: Unable to initialize the SAS Kernal > > Hi, > > I got the following error message in the SAS Message Log when > trying to run > a scheduled SAS task. The task failed. Can anyone tell me > what the error > message means and how to fix it so that the scheduled task > can be fulfilled? > > Thank you in advance! > > Tina > > ERROR: Unrecognized SAS option name, RPT.SAS > ERROR: Unrecognized SAS option name, SELECT > ERROR: (SASXKRIN): KERNEL RESOURCE INITIALIZATION FAILED. > UNABLE TO INITIALIZE THE SAS KERNEL

I extrapolate from your error message that your batch file has a hyphen

command line syntax:

sas -optionname optionvalue -optionname2 value2

when sysin is in the number one position it does not have to be named

sas -center -sysin rpt

can be written shorter as:

sas rpt -center

your error message says the command-line was:

sas -select

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