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Combining macro variables and do variables.

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Combining macro variables and do variables.

I have a series of macro variables named &x_(year) that I need to perform some year-specific calculations.  Is there a way to combine the do loop variable with the &x_ stem to make sure everything matches up properly, or do I need to separate everything out into different steps?

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Re: Combining macro variables and do variables.

Not sure what your question is but does using && help?

%macro test;

%do year=2010 %to 2011 ;

   %put year=&year x_&year=&&x_&year;

%end;

%mend test ;

%let x_2010=Value for 2010;

%let x_2011=Value for 2011;

%test;

year=2010 x_2010=Value for 2010

year=2011 x_2011=Value for 2011

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