> From: David L. Ward [mailto:dward@SASHELP.COM]
has also provided an SQL solution
which like Jack's skips over your MEANS procedure.
and leaves you with "Too many notes!" and spaces around MAXLEN
> From: Shoemaker, Jack [mailto:shoe@THOTWAVE.COM]
> You really want that length stashed in a macro variable.
> proc sql;
> reset noprint;
> select max( overall_length ) into :MAXLEN
> from formatting
insert the following three statements:
%LET MAXLEN = &MAXLEN.;
length my_var $&MAXLEN.;
Uh, Jack, David, <tsk, tsk>
"Not enough notes!" nor dots
after the format name..
.....................^^ snake eyes!
Ron Fehd the format-name and macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
remember perspective: the error is not always where it seems to occur! --
remember perspective: the format name delimiter
is not always where it seems to occur! -- RJF2