Monday, October 28, 2013

SAS EG "add-in is an invalid file type"

I am working on a SAS EG Add-In right now. As part of it, I encountered this error:

"add-in is an invalid file type"

Ok. Great. How do I solve it?

For my project, it turned into a missing dll. Simple? Yes, but it took hours to track down. Hopefully this post helps out the next person.

Chris H. suggested the following means of finding the cause of an error:

You can "debug" the issue with the logging.config approach, which I show in the custom tasks book.  The generated log file will show the DLLs that are loaded and provide more details about problems encountered.

To turn on logging:

Thanks Chris.

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