Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 16:40:46 -0500
Reply-To: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Global macro variables in autoexec (WAS proc sql options in
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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