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Date:         Tue, 21 Mar 2006 13:28:04 -0500
Reply-To:     Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:      Re: Macro - Plz Help

Yes, but that is senseless. and are logical (numeric in SAS) indicators for a by-group to begin or to end, means, that makes only sense where you deal with observations (records). Macros are not dealing with obs, but are creating text

... %let a=1; %macro x; %if &a=1 %then %do; proc aisequalone; run; %end; %else %do; proc aisnotequalone; run; %end; %mend; options mprint; %x;

creates the text

proc aisequalone; run;

Maybe you will receive several error messages, but not from the macro! Have a look into the MPRINT section and you'll see, that the macro does what you told it: creating some text.

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 12:45:36 -0500, SUBSCRIBE SAS-L Anonymous <sas_use@YAHOO.COM> wrote:

>Hello, >Can we use first. and last. within a macro. >If yes, how??? > >Thank you all in advance.

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