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Date:         Tue, 26 Nov 1996 09:08:19 GMT
Reply-To:     Clark Roberts <dacmr@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Clark Roberts <dacmr@MINDSPRING.COM>
Organization: Decision Analytics
Subject:      Re: Macro var not resolving.

Double quotes have to be used to get a macro variable to resolve. Single quotes treat it as text.

Calrk Roberts _____________________________________________ On Mon, 25 Nov 1996 17:23:29 EST, Stephen Dybas <skd02@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US> wrote:

>*** Resending note of 11/25/96 17:22 >To: . --ALBNYDH2 > >*** Resending note of 11/25/96 17:17 >To: . --ALBNYDH2 > >Hi all, > >Assuming the macro processor is turned on, why does YY not resolve to 95 >when inside the select block, using the date constant? The informat on the >variable PERVAL is MMDDYY6. Sample data values would be 013195, 022895, etc. >TIA for any thoughtful answers. > >80 >81 %LET YY = 95; >82 >83 DATA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC; >84 SELECT (PERVAL); >85 WHEN ('31JAN&YY'd) OUTPUT JAN; > ___________ > 77 >ERROR: INVALID DATE/TIME/DATETIME CONSTANT '31JAN&YY'd. >ERROR 77-185: INVALID NUMBER CONVERSION ON '31JAN&YY'd. > > >86 WHEN ('28FEB&YY'd) OUTPUT FEB; > ___________ > 77 >ERROR: INVALID DATE/TIME/DATETIME CONSTANT '28FEB&YY'd. >ERROR 77-185: INVALID NUMBER CONVERSION ON '28FEB&YY'd. > >* Stephen Dybas >* DOH - BHE >* Room 1110, Corning Tower >* (518) 473-7883

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