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Date:         Wed, 4 Jan 2006 16:40:46 -0500
Reply-To:     Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject:      Global macro variables in autoexec (WAS proc sql options in
Comments: To: RJF2@CDC.GOV
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Macro Maven Ron Fehd writes (in part):

you do not want to put a global macro variable in your autoexec. someone will erase==SymDel it or your code will not have access to the autoexec, etc.

Interesting point. I can certainly appreciate both of these as being theoretical possibilities. However, I have never had particular problems with this technique, which I have been using for many years.

Are there any good alternate strategies that provide similar functionality and are relatively easy to use, without having this potential drawback?

Mike Rhoads Westat

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