Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:25:24 +0200
Reply-To: Rune RunnestÝ <rune@FASTLANE.NO>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Rune RunnestÝ <rune@FASTLANE.NO>
Subject: Re: Displaying information in the log file about which file is
What I am aiming at is getting the name of the .sas-file being submitted at
the moment. That is - the file where the sas-code are written. There may be
faults in the code, and i want to localize which .sas-file(s) the errors are
located in. Where the errors have their origin. Is SAS able to catch
information about which .sas-file is being processed at any time?
It's not entirely clear what you're aiming at. In the example you
give, no file is being processed at the moment - you're in a DATA
_NULL_ step without an INFILE or FILE statement. And no DATA step
process, macro-ized or not, is going to tell you what file is being
processed by a PROC - PROC IMPORT for example.
If you're trying to display external files being processed (input or
output) by a DATA step, the FILEVAR option of the INFILE and FILE
statements already provides this information - there's no need to
write something new.
Frankly, I don't think making the physical name of the file displayed
at the bottom of the DATA step "more conspicuous" is going to help
much - it's just more clutter on the LOG, and makes the program more