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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kanagasabai Nadarajah" <NADARKA@AUBURN.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 08:34
Subject: Urgently need help -reading excel data using dde
> SAS/PC-Window Microsoft Experts,
> This problem is very much associated with my PC desktop where in the
> past I had many Excel data files that I read through DDE and carry out
> my analyses. Over the past two days, I have been trying to run the exact
> program codes I had with me but the computer just sits there " Data Step
> running" message nothing happens. I have to force to shout down SAS.
> When I tried to run the same program codes and Excel files, on my
> Laptop as well as a few other machines in my Department they run fine. I
> have no clue as what is happening!. As a last resort, last night I
> removed my SAS program and re-installed the SAS, still I could not get
> it run. All other SAS program codes are running fine except for the
> "reading of the excel file" through DDE . I don't get any error, except
> what I see on the screen, I can't see the log file.
> Could some one please give me some diagnostic tips to check for.
> Appreciate all the help.
> Nada K. Nadarajah, PhD
> Senior Research Fellow
> Dept. of Animal Sciences.
> Auburn University.
> Auburn, AL 36849-5415
> Tel: 334-844-1502
> Fax: 334-844-1519
> URL: http://www.ag.auburn.edu/ansc/staff/nada.html