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Assign Macro variable value to HTML text box

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Assign Macro variable value to HTML text box

Hi ,

I am trying to build a SAS report in HTML, where in have text boxes to get the data from the user and save it into a data set and then displayed the saved data from the dataset in another page.

for eg, if I am querying for a particular primary key field from the dataset, if that field exist, then should display all the row details into the corresponding textboxes wherein I have the option to edit.

I am able to get the form details into macro variables using JavaScript and below code:


put' var mobile = document.getElementById("mobile").value;';


to get the value of mobile number entered in html page to the  global macro variable mobile.

But I am unable to perform the reverse.

assign the value of the macro variable into the html textbox element so that I can display the value on the frontend.

I am using the following code but not working yet


put' document.getElementById("mobile").value="&mobile";';


it displays  &mobile  in the textbox field.

if I use without the double quotes, sas throws an error that the variable mobile is not defined.

Kindly provide a resolution at the earliest.


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Re: Assign Macro variable value to HTML text box

Posted in reply to Anand6666

SAS does not evaluate macro triggers inside of single quotes.  Use double quotes instead.  Embedded double quotes need to be doubled up.

data _null_;

put " document.getElementById(""mobile"").value=""&mobile"";" ;


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Re: Assign Macro variable value to HTML text box

Thanks a lot Tom, the resolution worked, also I was able to achieve the same using cards4 format.

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