|Date: ||Thu, 12 Feb 1998 16:53:36 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||Rex Chamberlain <chambreNOSPAM@MAIL.NORTHGRUM.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Rex Chamberlain <chambreNOSPAM@MAIL.NORTHGRUM.COM>|
|Organization: ||Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, CA|
|Subject: ||Re: Newbie macro question|
I think you are looking for the following (see changes below):
PS: There is help in interactive sas, for instance, "help macro" that you
can use for documentation. At many installations you can start interactive
sas by typing sas on a command line,.
Note that I did not test the code and I did it off the top of my head.
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Roy Pardee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in article
> Greetings Gurus,
> I've got a made up dataset I need to print out in pieces & suspect
> that a macro would do the job gracefully. Unfortunately, I don't have
> the docs
> for the macro facility & my guesses as to how it should work are not
> panning out
> for me. Could one of you kindly point out what I need to do here?
> SAS didn't like the following:
%macro royprint; * to define the macro.;
> %do %nacb = 0 to 1 ;
> %do %EdBlock = 1 to 7 ;
> %do %AgeBlock = 1 to 5 ;
%do nacb = 0 %to 1;
%do edblock=1 %to 7;
%do ageblock =1 %to 5; * indentation is good practice. ;
> proc print ;
proc print data=roydata; * good practice;
> var Fig1--FailMain ;
> id scaled ;
> where nacb = &nacb and edblock = &EdBlock and ageblock =
> title "NACB=&nacb, EdBlock=&EdBlock, and AgeBlock=&AgeBlock"
run; * always good practice.;
> %end ;
> %end ;
%mend royprint; * to end the definition;
%royprint; * to execute the macro.;
> Specifically, SAS says:
> 160 %do %nacb = 0 to 1 ;
> ERROR: The %DO statement is not valid in open code.
> Do I need to move the %do statements to the very beginning of the
> Is the fact that I have dataset variables with the same names as macro
> variables a problem?
> Bonus question: is there some way I can apply a user-defined format to a
> macro variable?
Yes - use the PUT function.
> A thousand thanks in advance!
> | Roy Pardee, J.D., M.A.
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