Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:48:29 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J." <RJF2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J." <RJF2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Generate Dynamic Excel Worksheets from a PDS.
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> From: KHANNA NARRAVULA
> Thanks to everyone. Just changed filename statement
> to dquotes, and it worked fine.
good, you're coming up to speed in using macros, then.
> I like to do some refinements to this program.
> Firstly, is it possible to generate dynamic INPUT statement.
> Since, the members within PDS can have a different record
> structure, i want to prepare a dynamic input depending upon
> 4-7th character of the member name.
> So, when i coded this, i'm getting the error 'A character
> operand was found in the %EVAL function or %IF condition
> where a numeric operand is required'.
you are using a SAS data step function as argument
to the macro language
this is known as 'mixing and knot matching'
> %macro exm;
> %do i=1 %to &count;
> filename in1 "AV76762.IEBV2.OUTPUT(&&mem&i)";
> DATA EXTERNAL;
> INFILE IN1;
INPUT sno 1-2 memno $4-12 status $15-21 %*always;
> %if %substr(&&mem,4,4) ne 1385 %then %do;
gsam $24 reason $27-37 %end;
;%*closure of input
> Secondly, instead of having sno field in the input field, i can use
> OBS to generate the seqeuence number. But while i do like that, my
> field name will be 'OBS'. Is it possible to change the field
> name to our own name like in this case as 'sno'.
yes, you did that.
Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov
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and how they really are.
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