Using SAS V8.0 (on either OS/390 2.9 or WinNT 4.0) I can't seem to
get the URL access method to work.
If I code:
FILENAME FRED URL 'http://blah.blah.blah';
I get the message:
ERROR: Service httpd not found.
I'm pretty sure I've specified the correct URL; I can get to it
with Netscape, and I copied/pasted the URL from Netscape
into the FILENAME statement. I don't specify a proxy server
I don't have an httpd server running on my NT box, but I
don't see why that would be necessary. I have SAS config'd
to use the default browser (Netscape). I read the (rather
brief) description in the online manual, and I don't find
anything about the URL access method on the SAS TS docs.
Is there anybody out there who has used the URL access
method to read data from a "remote" web server?