11-09-2012 05:49 AM
is it possible to have SAS macros in subdirectories of a directory added to SASAUTOS?
We want to call all macros that are saved in subdirectories, like '/path/to/macrodir/basic_macros/' or '/path/to/macrodir/specific_macros/' automatically without adding all subdirectories to the AUTOCALL facility.
Thanks in advance!
11-11-2012 11:03 PM
Unfortunately I don't think there is a simple answer for this.
You can use a FILEREF in SASAUTOS like SASAUTOS (myfileref) and this can point to multiple directories but then you have to define the fileref in a FILENAME statement that would require you to list all of the sub-directories anyway.
One possibility might be to pipe in a list of sub-directories via an operating system command and using the PIPE option on a FILENAME statement. It looks like you are using Unix and unfortunately I don't have access to a Unix environment to test this out. Hopefully someone else can.