Open a Client Data Set

To use the GUI to open a SAS data set on the client:

  1. Select FileOpenFile from the main menu. The dialog box in Figure 2.1 appears.

  2. Click Go to Installation directory near the bottom of the dialog box.

  3. Double-click the Data Sets folder.

  4. Select the Hurricanes.sas7bdat file.

  5. Click Open.

Figure 2.1: Opening a Client Data Set

A data table appears, showing a tabular view of the data. Connected to the data table (although invisible) is an underlying DataObject that was created from the SAS data set. The DataObject holds the data in memory; the data table displays a view of the data.

Note: Clicking Go to Personal Files directory navigates to your personal files directory. By default, the personal files directory corresponds to the Windows directory shown in Table 2.1.

Table 2.1: The Personal Files Directory

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\userid\My Documents\My IML Studio Files

Windows Vista

C:\Users\userid\Documents\My IML Studio Files

Windows 7

C:\Users\userid\Documents\My IML Studio Files