Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 08:40:18 -0400
Reply-To: Debbie Cooper <debbie.cooper@STEVENSONCOMPANY.COM>
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From: Debbie Cooper <debbie.cooper@STEVENSONCOMPANY.COM>
Subject: Sas Macro question
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To Jim & Dennis:
Thanks for the quick replies. You're both correct in that I only know
macros from a very beginner level. This code was given to me Friday by my
boss and I was told to come up with a solution this week. Anyway, I've gone
("browsed") through two books, both of which I want to read in depth (if you
can recommend other sources please do). One is "Carpenter's complete guide
to the SAS macro language" and the other is "SAS macro facility tips &
techniques" but the problem is I need a solution quickly.
What I'm trying to do is assign different price ranges to different
products, then, be able to call one "Proc report" that will generate the
correct price buckets based on a format. The "Proc Report" that we have
here uses a number of macro variables to generate different reports. This
is a very simplistic explanation and I'm not sure it helps much. I did look
at the code and thought it could be done more efficiently and I might have
to take the time to do that, but again I don't have even an average
understanding of the macro language and was looking to the list for help.