Installation Instructions for Hot Fix E66026


Hot fix E66026 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Enterprise Guide 4.305 on Windows as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

The hot fix downloaded,, contains the updated files required to address the documented issues.
Do NOT extract the contents of The hot fix installation process will extract the contents as needed.


  1. You must have SAS Enterprise Guide 4.305 installed on your system before applying this hot fix. Refer to SN-35968 for instructions on how to determine which product releases you have installed.

  2. Files delivered in this hot fix will be backed up during the installation process. However, it is good general practice to back up your system before applying updates to software.

  3. You must have Administrator Privileges on your CLIENT or SERVER machine.

  4. This hot fix should be installed using the same userid who performed the initial software installation.


The E66026 hot fix for SAS Enterprise Guide 4.305 will be installed using the SAS Deployment Manager (SDM). By default, the SDM will search in the <SASHOME>\InstallMisc\HotFixes\New directory for hot fixes to be applied, but will also prompt for a location if you have downloaded hot fixes to a different directory.

After downloading, follow the instructions provided in the SAS Deployment Wizard/SAS Deployment Manager 9.3: Userís Guide; see the Apply Hot Fixes section in Chapter 5 -- SAS Deployment Manager Tasks to complete the installation of the hot fix.


  1. Additional steps may be required to fully address the problem documented in SAS Note 45250 DBCS functions are not listed on "New Computed Column" Window

    If you have previously created a computed column using advanced expressions, the file sasexpfunc.xml in the Application Data folder must be deleted, for example

    Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data\SAS\SharedSettings\4.3\Expressions\<language>\sasexpfunc.xml

    Windows Vista, Windows 7:
    This file must be deleted after applying the hot fix and before attempting to use the advanced expression control again.

    If advanced expressions have never been used to create a computed column, sasexpfunc.xml will not exist in the Application Data folder and applying the hot fix will be sufficient to address this problem.

This completes the installation of hot fix E66026 on Windows.