Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 07:53:16 +0100
Reply-To: "Becker, Eckhard [IAW-04]" <EBecker@VHV.DE>
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From: "Becker, Eckhard [IAW-04]" <EBecker@VHV.DE>
Subject: Re: Macro params > 200 chars long...?
Beware of the symput/symget functions. They deal with macro-vars but the
parameters are string-data-variables, so they _are_ limited to 200 chars.
The memory allocated for _all_ macro-vars is set in an option als well as
the maximum length of macro-vars, which are stored in this memory. The max.
length of macro-vars is 32kByte (in SAS V6). If there are to many
macro-vars or if they are to big, they are not stored in the reserved
memory-part, they are swaped out (to WORK?).
BTW: Was soll das? :
What part of "gestalt" don't you understand?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Self, Karsten [SMTP:Karsten.Self@SCHWAB.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 10:23 PM
> To: SAS-L@AKH-WIEN.AC.AT
> Subject: Re: Macro params > 200 chars long...?
> You can use macro processing rather than data step processing to parse
> macro parameters. Refer to the %SYSFUNC macro function, which allows use
> data step/SCL functions in macro processing.
> SAS distributed a file which defined macro equivalents for most of the
> common SAS functions at SUGI 21 or 22 several years ago. I routinely
> %INCLUDE this in my autoexec.sas file to have these available to my
> Macro functions are not restricted to 200 bytes. There is a maximum space
> allocated to macrovariables defined in one of the SAS system options.
> Karsten M. Self (Karsten.Self@schwab.com)
> Trilogy Consulting
> What part of "gestalt" don't you understand?
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