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Name output with macro variable components

Hello,

 

I have one small question. When naming an output with macro components in it, how do I end the macro component?

 

Example: 

proc reg data=Library.Data&datanumber Out=Library.Data&datanumber_&model_partname;

 

My wanted output name would be: Library.Data1_CA_para, where the macro variable "&" sign is for "CA" only, and I name the "para" myself.

 

The log reports that the data name is fine, but the output name have some error, probably in the underscore and the partname. Any suggestions?

Thank you very much in advance.

 

 

 


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‎02-07-2018 11:53 AM
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Re: Name output with macro variable components

If you're including a macro variable in the middle of text you need to use a period at the end so that SAS knows where the macro variable ends, otherwise it thinks the macro variable is longer than you have. See below

 

proc reg data=Library.Data&datanumber. Out=Library.Data&datanumber._&model._partname;

KrisDeng wrote:

Hello,

 

I have one small question. When naming an output with macro components in it, how do I end the macro component?

 

Example: 

proc reg data=Library.Data&datanumber Out=Library.Data&datanumber_&model_partname;

 

My wanted output name would be: Library.Data1_CA_para, where the macro variable "&" sign is for "CA" only, and I name the "para" myself.

 

The log reports that the data name is fine, but the output name have some error, probably in the underscore and the partname. Any suggestions?

Thank you very much in advance.

 

 

 


 

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‎02-07-2018 11:53 AM
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Posts: 23,224

Re: Name output with macro variable components

If you're including a macro variable in the middle of text you need to use a period at the end so that SAS knows where the macro variable ends, otherwise it thinks the macro variable is longer than you have. See below

 

proc reg data=Library.Data&datanumber. Out=Library.Data&datanumber._&model._partname;

KrisDeng wrote:

Hello,

 

I have one small question. When naming an output with macro components in it, how do I end the macro component?

 

Example: 

proc reg data=Library.Data&datanumber Out=Library.Data&datanumber_&model_partname;

 

My wanted output name would be: Library.Data1_CA_para, where the macro variable "&" sign is for "CA" only, and I name the "para" myself.

 

The log reports that the data name is fine, but the output name have some error, probably in the underscore and the partname. Any suggestions?

Thank you very much in advance.

 

 

 


 

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Re: Name output with macro variable components

Thank you very much for your reply. It worked.
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