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SAS Notes are the primary source of information used by Technical Support consultants to answer questions from our customers. The SAS Notes contain the following types of information about SAS software:known problems (and fixes or circumventions where app


SN-V9-018281: Tips to avoid FORM or PROPERTIES window when executing a Stored Process via the ID Portal

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 10:45:26 EST

When executing a Stored Process via the Information Delivery Portal, an intermediate page is displayed (either the Properties page or an HTML page for the Stored Process) before the Stored Process is executed.

SN-V8+-020646: Moving the cursor off of a selected Radio Box item before releasing the mouse can incorrectly show updated selection

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:42:11 EST

When working with the Radio Box control within a SAS/AF Frame entry in the Windows environment, you might experience a behavior where the radio box shows that one value is selected while the SCL program reflects the previously selected item as being selected.

SN-V9-020430: Support and installation of SAS 9.1.3 SP4 on Microsoft Windows Vista (TM)

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 16:15:02 EST

I. Which Microsoft Windows Vista(TM) operating systems does SAS support?

SN-V3.1+-020985: Graph titles do not change when selecting a new Font in SAS® Web Report Studio

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 20:37:45 EST

When changing the font of a graph title in SAS Web Report Studio, the output might display in the default font even though you selected a different font for the graph title.

SN-V2.1+-020992: Problems opening an information map that contains an apostrophe in the SAS® Add-in for Microsoft Office

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 20:40:08 EST

In the SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office, if you attempt to use an information map that contains an apostrophe in the Data Item Name or ID you might encounter a problem depending on the Microsoft Office product and task you are attempting to perform.

SN-V2.1+-020995: Scheduling a job in the SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office requires user to remain logged on the computer

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 20:51:21 EST

If you schedule a job using the SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office and you log off the machine after you schedule the job, the scheduled job might not run. If the saved document or spreadsheet that you are scheduling to refresh requires that you log on to a SAS Metadata server, then the crendentials will have problems logging on to the server, and the scheduled job will fail.

SN-V4.1+-020983: Queries might generate incorrect results after project migration using SAS Enterprise Guide

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 20:54:48 EST

After project migration from SAS Enterprise Guide 2.x to 4.1.x, certain queries might generate incorrect PROC SQL code such as double quotes around a column in the filter, which generates incorrect results.

SN-V3.1+-021009: In SAS® Information Map Studio, the Manage Prompts option on the Tools menu is missing

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 20:58:16 EST

If you are creating an information map that is based on OLAP data, the Manage Prompts option on the Tools menu does not appear. Currently, OLAP data does not support prompted filters.

SN-V9-020998: Non-printable characters are not supported in SAS OLAP captions

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:03:09 EST

Certain non-printable characters are not supported for use in SAS OLAP data. An example of this is the hex string, '0D0A', which translates to a Carriage Return/Line Feed command. This type of data should be removed from the input table(s) before being loaded into the cube.

SN-V3.1.1+-020594: "No Content Server Mapping Found" with reports in the ITMS custom repository

Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:36:33 EST

If you are using SAS Web Report Studio to create or view reports in the ITMS custom repository, you might see the following warning messages in your SAS Web Report Studio log.

SN-V8+-010523: SAS Design-Time Controls problem with AUTH=HOST Application Server option

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:08:15 EST

The SAS Design-Time Controls (DTC) will not run properly if you use the AUTH=HOST option when you start the SAS/IntrNet Application Server. For example, if you use the SAS Table DTC, the pull-down list of SAS data sets will not be populated.

SN-V8+-007113: A guide to timeout errors and settings with the SAS/IntrNet Application Dispatcher

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:09:30 EST

There are several timeout settings that must be taken into consideration when you use the SAS/IntrNet Application Dispatcher:

SN-V9-020460: SAS® does not respond or generates a read access violation

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:34:11 EST

If you perform the following steps in a SAS® session, the session might stop responding or terminate abruptly with a Read Access Violation error:

SN-V8+-007326: IntrNet Application Server UNSAFE option strips characters from request data

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:36:21 EST

When running the SAS/IntrNet Application Server, if you find that some characters are getting stripped from your request data (name/value pairs), the UNSAFE option may be causing the problem.

SN-V9-018638: Renewing the license for Platform Job Scheduler version 5.31 and Platform Process Manager version 3.0 or higher

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 18:09:37 EST

To renew the license for Platform Job Scheduler version 5.31, first rename the file PLATFORMJSnnnn.TXT to LICENSE.DAT. Then copy the LICENSE.DAT file to the following two directories:

SN-V3.03+-018294: Running a stored process or opening information maps in SAS® Enterprise Guide® or the SAS Add-In for Microsoft office generates an error

Wed, 3 Oct 2007 18:54:15 EST

When you run a stored process or you open an information map in SAS Enterprise Guide, you can receive the following error message:

SN-V9-021087: Application of hotfix E9GR06 causes problems with ODS Graphics and the JAVAIMG device driver

Thu, 4 Oct 2007 17:34:40 EST

After applying previously available hotfix E9GR06, you may experience problems when using ODS Graphics or the JAVAIMG device driver. With ODS Graphics, you will see the following error in the SAS log:

SN-V9-017471: Restart SAS Servers and SAS Spawners after renewing the SAS Installation Data file (SID file)

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 01:00:57 EST

Restart all SAS Servers and SAS Spawners after you renew your software. In order to use any newly licensed products included in a new SAS installation data file (SID file) and for new expiration dates to take effect, you must restart all SAS Servers and SAS Spawners after you apply the new SAS installation data file.

SN-V9-018911: "ERROR: System Exiting Status=401" message occurs when multiple processes update a SPD Engine data set

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:38:03 EST

When multiple processes attempt to update the same SPDE data set, locking errors occur as SPDE only supports member-level locking. When SPDE attempts to produce an appropriate diagnostic message at SAS 9.1.3 SP4, error messages such as one or more of the following may occur in the log:

SN-V1.5-020863: "An error has occurred and has been logged" when downloading spreadsheet

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:41:09 EST

When attempting to download a Microsoft Excel sample spreadsheet for FinancialImpacts in SAS Oprisk Monitor 3.4, the download fails if there are more than 255 columns in the spreadsheet. You will see the following message:

SN-V8+-021085: Cross-host catalog access reads incorrect catalog

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 13:16:35 EST

When using PROC MIGRATE with the SLIBREF= option to migrate catalogs across hosts, it is possible that invalid data can be ported. Two clients could use the same libref but have them pointing to two physical locations. The problem can arise if there is not an unique identifier for the libref.

SN-V9-020796: License renewal instructions for SAS®9.1 and later personal installations on Microsoft Windows operating systems

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 19:10:38 EST

To renew the SAS license for SAS 9.1 (SAS 9.1.2 or SAS 9.1.3), do the following:

SN-V8+-009357: Instructions to apply a SAS® setinit for SAS 6 and SAS 8 on Microsoft Windows operating systems

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 19:38:00 EST

If you are still able to open SAS 6 or SAS 8, perform the following steps to update the SAS license:

SN-V8+-010269: Instructions to apply a SAS 8.2 setinit when SAS® has expired

Fri, 5 Oct 2007 19:53:59 EST

If SAS Release 8.2 is completely expired, beyond the warning and grace periods, you will receive a message similar to the following when you start SAS. The message you would receive in this instance would contain the dates relevant for your installation.

SN-V3.1-019112: Multiple queries generated when opening an OLAP information map that uses custom data items

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:24:41 EST

The first time an OLAP information map is opened with a Java based client, multiple queries might be executed on the server. This problem only occurs when using data items that have been customized in Information Map Studio.

SN-V3.1-020135: ESRI ArcGIS Server support on Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:36:37 EST

ESRI has added support for ArcGIS Server on Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 (SP2) with ArcGIS Server 9.2 SP3. The ESRI Map Component from SAS Web OLAP Viewer, SAS Web Report Studio, and the SAS Information Delivery Portal will fail on Windows 2003 Server SP2 if you are not using ArcGIS Server 9.2 SP3 or later. The following ESRI support article details the problem.

SN-V4.1+-019160: Objects in Line Plot task might disappear in SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:38:10 EST

Objects in the Appearance windows of the Multiple Line Plots By Group Column task might disappear in SAS Enterprise Guide. This will cause the plot to display as a scatter plot. This will usually happen when the Line Plot task uses input data from a previous task's output.

SN-V3.1+-020798: A SAS Stored Process that includes styles with _ROW_ in PROC REPORT might not render in the SAS Business Intelligence clients

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:41:10 EST

PROC REPORT code that is embedded in a SAS Stored Process might not render styles that are created using the CALL DEFINE statement with the automatic variable _ROW_. An example of this statement is as follows:

SN-V3.1-020161: Changes to a user-defined format not applied to graph object in SAS® Web Report Studio

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:42:39 EST

Changes to user-defined formats might not be applied to reports in SAS Web Report Studio. This is most likely to occur if the user-defined format was previously applied to a graph object in a report and the report was saved. When a change is made to the user-defined format, the graph object will not be updated with the change.

SN-V3.1+-014780: Behavior of bookmarks within the Visual Data Explorer

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:44:20 EST

There are two types of bookmarking when viewing an Information Map within Visual Data Explorer (VDE) of the Information Delivery Portal.

SN-V4.1+-019199: Errors might occur when inserting a new column in the Data Grid of SAS Enterprise Guide

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:49:15 EST

The following error might occur when inserting a new column in the Data Grid of SAS Enterprise Guide:

SN-V4.1+-020401: Functions in the Query Builder might not display in SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:50:42 EST

Functions in the Query Builder within SAS Enterprise Guide might not display. To circumvent the problem:

SN-V9-019108: The MDX FORMAT_STRING option might be ignored in SAS OLAP Java Clients

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:54:08 EST

The SAS Java Clients might ignore formats applied to calculated members using the MDX FORMAT_STRING option. This might happen if the option is included using uppercase characters or a space is included between the format_string operator and the comparison operator (=) used to assign the format. For example:

SN-V4.2-018939: SAS® Enterprise Guide® and the SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office will not display calculated measures defined in an information map

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 13:59:28 EST

Within SAS Information Map Studio, if you define a calculated measure using data items in its expression, then the calculated measure will not show up in SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office.

SN-V3.1-017231: Additional setup is required when using pooling and the Query Cache

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 14:03:05 EST

When SAS Web Report Studio is deployed in a configuration that uses pooling and the Query Cache, additional setup is needed.

SN-V4.1-021023: Large measure values display as scientific notation in the OLAP Analyzer graph display within SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 14:12:21 EST

Within the OLAP Analyzer in SAS Enterprise Guide, numbers which contain more than 9 digits might display using scientific notation in the axis in the graph display. There is currently no workaround available for this issue.

SN-V4.1+-021042: A Cancel can cause an Application Error when changing input data in SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 15:01:17 EST

Steps similar to the following will result in an Application Error when using SAS Enterprise Guide:

SN-V3.1+-021050: SAS® Web Report Studio reports with mixed content do not fit on one page when printed

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 15:06:51 EST

SAS Web Report Studio 3.1 reports with mixed content including tables and stored processes do not fit on one page when printed. The "Fit contents in page" option does not help in this situation. This issue is happening because page breaks are being inserted into certain sections of the report.

SN-V3.1+-021048: A bar chart might display with two baselines in SAS® Web Report Studio

Sat, 6 Oct 2007 15:16:32 EST

When displaying a bar chart in SAS Web Report Studio, the baseline for the horizontal axis might display twice. This is most likely to occur under the following conditions:

SN-V9-016812: SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC File Formats on Unix supports PROC IMPORT and EXPORT without a PC File Server

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 10:10:58 EST

SAS 9.1.3 Service Pack 3 includes the new functionality of accessing (reading/writing/updating) PC files without the requirement of running a PC File Server where the PC files reside. With this new technology, you should be able to use PROC IMPORT and PROC EXPORT to work with Excel files on all supported Unix hosts without having to go through a PC File Server. If you wish to access PC files (i.e. .xls files) that reside on the PC from Unix without the use of the PC File Server, the files should reside or should be able to be accessed from the Unix Server by a Samba drive, network mounted drive or something similar.

SN-V6.3.1-020891: "JVMCL006 OutOfMemoryError, unable to allocate storage for MethodBlock" when using loaddata command during AIX install

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 10:51:05 EST

One step of the instructions.html for an AIX installation of SAS Oprisk Monitor 3.3, or SAS Oprisk Monitor 3.4, is to load the SAS Oprisk Monitor database. The database is loaded with data using command loaddata.cmd.

SN-V9-021080: The Renew SAS Software utility generates "The selected SAS Installation Data File is not valid." error message

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:16:26 EST

When you run the Renew SAS Software utility for SAS 9.1.3, you might receive the following error message:

SN-V9-021096: Creating a series of PDF and RTF files with ODS may generate errors when run interactively

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:16:44 EST

Generating a series of RTF or PDF files interactively from a Windows platform may generate an error if more than 20 files are created. This error occurs when the Results Viewer attempts to open all of the file as they are generated. A dialog box opens and and notifies you that the application has to close.

SN-V3.2+-020859: " getConnection SEVERE: new connection failed" during Test Connection

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:57:13 EST

A port number is required to connect to the SAS Server. The number is entered in a textbox in the SAS Server section of the Ini Tab of the SAS OpRisk VaR 3.2 Configuration Editor. If an application uses an Object Spawner instead of the Direct Connection, and if the Object Spawner is a server in the BI / Metadata platform, then using the port number of the Object Spawner (as found in the Management Console) will make the Test Connection fail, resulting in the following error message in the SAS log:

SN-V4.0+-020841: Accessing pre-defined SAS Financial Management reports in the SAS Information Delivery Portal

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:56:22 EST

In the SAS Information Delivery Portal, there are 16 pre-defined reports available, providing information for topics such as:

SN-V4.1+-020862: Warning icon (!) appears next to a model in the SAS Financial Management Studio models workspace

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 15:18:09 EST

In the SAS Financial Management models workspace, a warning indicator (!) appears next to a model to indicate that adjustments have been created for this model, but the results of those adjustments are not yet reflected in the model. Either the adjustments have not yet been posted or some other event has occurred that requires adjustments to be re-posted.

SN-V4.1+-020852: "Intercompany Account Errors" message when loading data into SAS Financial Management

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 15:25:14 EST

When loading data into SAS Financial Management, you may encounter the message "Intercompany Account Errors" - even if there are no intercompany eliminations or automated balancing adjustments performed. The message can appear if the intercompany properties on accounts are improperly set.

SN-V6.3.1-020900: Monitor screen appears to hang before or after log on attempt

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 15:56:06 EST

If WebSphere is the application server where SAS Oprisk Monitor is deployed, and if you are using SAS Oprisk Monitor 3.3 or later, after attempting to bring up a logon page using http://:/monitor, or after hitting the OK button when you have entered the user id, and password using http://:port/monitor/logon.jsp, the screen appears to hang. The initial task window for SAS Oprisk Monitor is not displayed.

SN-V4.1+-020930: "ERROR: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException" after publishing a form in SAS Financial Management

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 16:29:12 EST

After publishing a form in SAS Financial Management, you might see an error written to the SAS Remote Services command window:

SN-V4.1+-020931: ERROR: "Could not connect to SMTP host:" when starting SAS Remote Services

Mon, 8 Oct 2007 17:03:05 EST

When starting SAS Remote Services, you may see the error

SN-V4.4-021091: SAS Financial Management 4.4 Modeling and Driver Formula Guidelines

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 11:47:00 EST

When using SAS Financial Management Software, the following information should be considered when determining whether to use modeling formulas or driver formulas.

SN-V4.4-021089: Model and query size guidelines for SAS Financial Management 4.4

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 12:10:53 EST

When establishing models and form in SAS Financial Management Software 4.4, consider the following guidelines:

SN-V6.3.1-021018: How to use Excel to connect to SAS Activity-Based Management cubes

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:12 EST

The following Technical Support Document provides basic steps to configure Microsoft Excel to connect to SAS Activity-Based Management cubes:

SN-V6.3.1-021019: How to use SAS Enterprise Guide to connect to SAS Activity-Based Management cubes

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:19:33 EST

The following Technical Support Document provides basic steps to configure SAS Enterprise Guide to connect to SAS Activity-Based Management cubes:

SN-V4.4-021025: ERROR [ListenerMeasureValueChanged] com.ibatis.common.jdbc.exception.NestedSQLEx ception

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:22:56 EST

When using the SAS provided jobs to load the tables into the DDS library you may encounter errors in the log that may look like:

SN-V1.2+-021027: "Cannot process TableInfo service request", or decreased performance

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:52:07 EST

When using SAS Financial Management, SAS Human Capital Management, or SAS Peformance Management, specific security routines are used in order to provide row level security. With its current processing and caching of metadata information, you may see decreased performance with SAS Information Map Studio. In addition, if a table has been removed from the metadata, and re-created with the same name, the following error may also be generated:

SN-V9-018463: Access Violation or 0C4 abend in module SASSFM01 when using procedures that use multi-label formats

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 15:17:12 EST

One of the following two error messages may occur when using procedures that access the summary object including MEANS, SUMMARY, TABULATE, and REPORT.

SN-V1.2+-021051: Poor performance reading information maps when BI is installed with Solutions

Tue, 9 Oct 2007 17:05:21 EST

You may notice slow read times when Information Maps are initially read into SAS Information Map Studio or SAS Web Report Studio. A possible indicator of this problem may be time gaps in the IMS.log file where a "TableInfoServiceRequest" with the action "GetFilter" was sent to the EventBroker and the next statement in the log may have a time stamp that is several minutes later.

SN-V4.1+-021013: Forms do not dynamically update to reflect changes in underlying model hierarchy

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:46:24 EST

In SAS Financial Management 4.x, existing formsets are not dynamically updated when changes are made to the model/dimension hierarchy.

SN-V4.1+-021014: Allocate and Unassign functions may return incorrect results

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:03:45 EST

When performing a top-down allocation across multiple members in SAS Financial Management 4.x, values may fail to allocate to the child members in the Microsoft Excel form. There are no warnings or errors to indicate that a problem occurred.

SN-V9-019976: Delete key not working when maskCharacter attribute set for Text Entry Control

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 14:44:17 EST

In the Unix environment, if you have a Text Entry control in a SAS/AF Frame entry and the maskCharacter attribute is set to "*" (asterisk), the Delete key might not remove individual characters that you have entered. However, the Backspace key will remove individual characters.

SN-V8+-009998: After installing SAS 8.2 you might receive the error: The current date of xxxxx is past the final expiration date for your SAS System, which is Sunday, xxxx, 2003

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:24:05 EST

When you install SAS 8.2 and your license (setinit.sss) is in the grace period, you can continue with the installation and update the setinit afterwards. If you continue with the install and do not update the setinit, when you invoke SAS, the following error might appear:

SN-V9-021044: The SASMSG function causes an access violation in batch mode when called with %SYSFUNC

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:20:18 EST

An access violation occurs when the SASMSG function is used within %SYSFUNC in batch mode:

SN-V9-021045: The SASMSG function cannot differentiate traditional Chinese from Simplified Chinese

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:21:01 EST

The SASMSG function cannot differentiate traditional Chinese from Simplified Chinese. This might result in translation problems.

SN-V9-021046: An access violation might occur if the input data set is not created as expected

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:22:44 EST

The SASMSG FUNCTION assumes that the input messages data set is correct as created by the %smd2ds macro function and does not check for an invalid data set.

SN-V9-020254: The SAS 9 SAS/GRAPH Java applets have an expired digital signature

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:58:48 EST

Since the most recent SAS 9.1.3 SAS/GRAPH Java applets were not resigned before they were shipped, they currently have an expired digital signature. In most situations, this will not cause any problems. When presented with the warning dialog asking if you want to trust content from SAS Institute, click the "Always" button to no longer see this warning in the future.

SN-V9-020960: The authorization inheritance utility is now available for the SAS® Management Console

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:03:54 EST

The Inheritance tab plug-in for SAS Management Console adds the ability to view authorization inheritance. The Inheritance tab displays on the properties window of each viewable object. The Inheritance tab plug-in can be downloaded from the Tech Support Hotfix area.

SN-V9-016210: The SAS® Business Intelligence (BI) configuration file password update tool is now available

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:04:58 EST

The password update tool is now available through SAS Technical Support.

SN-V4.1+-021077: "Adjustment cannot be posted because the model is in error"

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:22:27 EST

If changes have been made to the model hierarchy in the SAS Financial Management Studio Models workspace, a warning indicator (!) appears next to the model along with a message in the lower border:

SN-V4.1+-021111: Automatic e-mail alerts to SAS Financial Management system administrator

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:29:16 EST

By default the mail server in SAS Financial Management is set to

SN-V4.3+-021090: SAS Financial Management Formula Scoping Guidelines

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:36:44 EST

In SAS Financial Management Software, efficient formulas are the result of two separate actions: writing and scoping. Writing efficient formulas identifies the explicit members of the formula, while scoping controls the implicit members of the formula.

SN-V4.1+-021113: "You are not authorized to use this application" error when trying to access SAS Financial Management Studio

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:53:37 EST

If you are unable to log on to SAS Financial Management Studio and receive the error message:

SN-V4.1+-021117: How do I determine which users are logged on to SAS Financial Management?

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:59:08 EST

To determine who is logged on to SAS Financial Management Studio, the SAS Information Delivery Portal, or the SAS Financial Management Add-In for Microsoft Excel, perform the following:

SN-V9-021003: The LOGPARM path directive %v or #v might result in an unresponsive processes

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:33:16 EST

The LOGPARM system option controls when SAS® log files are opened, closed and, in conjunction with the LOG= system option, how they are named. Using directives in the value of the LOG= system option enables you to control when logs are opened or closed and how they are named, based on real-time events such as time, month, or day of week.

SN-V4.1+-021119: What is the difference between the statistical flow and the flow account types in SAS Financial Management?

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:34:41 EST

In SAS Financial Management, there are numerous account types and attributes to provide robust financial intelligence. In addition to the typical account types of Asset, Liability, Revenue, Expense and Equity, SAS Financial Management includes the Statistical account type. One of the distinctions of the Statistical account type is that Statistical account balances generally do not roll up to their parents.

SN-V4.1+-021123: "java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Grid of size Array[x][y][z] has more cells than Integer.MAX_VALUE"

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 10:37:43 EST

If a SAS Financial Management query submitted using the SAS Add-in for Microsoft Excel does not successfully complete, red cells are displayed in the Excel report, and the following is written to the SAS ODCS Server log:

SN-V4.1+-021124: Default ports used by SAS Financial Management

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 12:52:41 EST

Below is a list of default ports used by the SAS Financial Management solution.

SN-V9-020961: The Password Update utility is available to update login metadata

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:45:57 EST

SAS now provides a new password update utility to update login metadata in additional to the existing methods of using the SAS® Management Console and the SAS® Personal Login Manager.

SN-V4.3+-021126: SAS Financial Management queries take a long time to complete

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:18:12 EST

Beginning with SAS Financial Management 4.3, Calculation Clustering is an approach to reduce the time for multiple queries to complete.

SN-V4.3+-021127: "A problem has been encountered reading the .ini file"

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:31:29 EST

Beginning with 4.3, SAS Financial Management employs a separate .INI file, to define the SAS Financial Management mid-tier server for the Microsoft Excel client connection.

SN-V4.1+-021129: Formula in SAS Financial Management Data Entry form changes from simple cell reference to complex CDAGet formula

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:40:53 EST

If you are working in a SAS Financial Management Data Entry form and enter a simple reference to another cell within the table, such as

SN-V8+-006447: ERROR: Library is not in a valid format for access method SASEx

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 11:46:30 EST

If any of the following hot fixes have been installed: 81ba50, 82ba57, 82bx01, or its replacement, and DISP=MOD is coded for an existing data library, it will fail with the following message:

SN-V9-012523: "The SAS Installation Data file selected is invalid for SAS 9.1" error message appears when using the Renew SAS Software utility

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:52:13 EST

The following error message might be seen when updating the SAS installation data file (SID file) on Windows 9.1:

SN-V9-018093: SAS® generates "The SAS installation data is invalid" error message during installation

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 14:09:47 EST

During the SAS 9 installation, you might receive the following error message:

SN-V4.0+-020058: Where to locate commonly-requested logs for SAS Financial Management 4.x

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:44:36 EST

When debugging issues in SAS Financial Management 4.x, there are a number of logs that may be requested. Below are the default locations for the most commonly-requested logs:

SN-V4.1+-021107: Sharing code can cause unexpected results in SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 16:26:59 EST

When multiple users have update access to the same SAS programs, you might be able to open existing code in SAS Enterprise Guide and make updates to the code without any warning even though the code is already opened and being updated by another user. This will most likely occur when accessing code from the Local server.

SN-V4.1-021106: Error might occur when opening a view in SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:20:11 EST

The following error might occur when you open a view in SAS Enterprise Guide:

SN-V9-021073: Data items from an information map might not display in SAS® BI Dashboard

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:24:21 EST

When selecting an information map built from an OLAP cube, the data items might not display in the Available window in SAS BI Dashboard. This is most likely to occur if the source data was built from an Oracle table and the information map has a filter applied.

SN-V2.1+-021100: Unable to create a map in the SAS® Add-In for Microsoft Office

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:26:09 EST

Currently, the only way to create a map in the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office from raw input data is to first join the raw input data with a map table that includes the _MAP_GEOMETRY_ column. The join step has to be done outside of the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office. For example, SAS Enterprise Guide can be used to perform the join.

SN-V4.1+-021093: CONTENTS='' option might suppress results in SAS® Enterprise Guide®

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:27:49 EST

If you add the CONTENTS='' option to PROC PRINT or other code, no results will be generated in SAS Enterprise Guide. There is currently no circumvention for the problem.

SN-V3.1+-021081: The SPDTEMP library path generated in SAS® Information Map Studio might need to be changed

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:35:01 EST

In SAS Information Map Studio, if you are using SPDS tables and the SPDS library is not pre-assigned, then SAS Pass-Through code is generated. This code creates the temporary library SPDTEMP. It defaults to the location of your SPDS Server. This location can be changed by doing the following:

SN-V3.1+-021070: Legend symbols and graph symbols might not look the same in SAS® Web Report Studio

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:51:46 EST

Symbols that are displayed in a legend and markers that are displayed in a scatter plot might not look the same in SAS Web Report Studio. The symbols displayed in the graph might not have the same clarity as the symbols in the legend. There is currently no circumvention to this problem.

SN-V9-021053: Workspace server load balancing is not distributed across hosts with the lowest cost

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:11:00 EST

Workspace server load-balancing configurations with multiple hosts and multiple connections per host might use all server connections on a single host before opening connections to other hosts. The host with the lowest cost algorithm should be used.

SN-V4.4-021105: Load Dimension gives "OutOfMemoryError"

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:04:08 EST

If you select Load Dimension in SAS Financial Management when a dimension contains a formula with text length greater than 1024 characters, the following error may occur:

SN-V3.1+-020892: Information Map Studio columns appear in red

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:47:00 EST

If you open an adapter map using Information Map Studio (IMS), the columns may all appear in red.

SN-V9-020753: SAS hangs when invoked on Unix

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:50:47 EST

SAS may hang when you attempt to start a SAS session.

SN-V4.2+-020987: SPD Server STARJOIN produces incorrect results with STARMAGIC=1

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:01:24 EST

The SPD Server STARJOIN facility may produce incorrect results when the STARMAGIC=1 option is specified. Symptoms include fewer rows than expected being returned.

SN-V4.2+-020940: SPD Server STARJOIN produces incorrect results with short key variables

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:57:03 EST

The SPD Server STARJOIN facility may produce incorrect results when used with numeric key variables defined with a length less than the default of 8 bytes. Symptoms include fewer rows than expected being returned.

SN-V9-020157: FILE PRINT NOPRINT incorrectly adds carriage control characters

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:58:21 EST

Beginning in SAS 9, output generated by a DATA step using FILE PRINT NOPRINT may incorrectly contain carriage control characters. The NOPRINT option should suppress the addition of carriage control characters.