01-08-2018 11:13 AM
Dear Experts ,
I am in a need of an automation of the file folder path , The exporting file should be taken and placed in the folder and folder name should be todays date ,which should automatically identified . Could any one help on this . I tried with the attached macro but it is not working
%let td_dt=today(); data _NULL; call symput ('Folder_dt',put(&td_dt, YYMMDDd10.)); run; %put &Folder_dt;
01-08-2018 11:18 AM
What "exporting file"? All you have shown is a macro variable creation (from a already existing function!!) and a put. If you want to write to a file with the date in the filename or in the path:
/* Folder */ ods rtf file="c:/temp/%sysfunc(today(),yymmdd10.)/yourfile.rtf"; /* Filename */ ods rtf file="c:/temp/somewhere/file_%sysfunc(today(),yymmdd10.).rtf";
No need to do all the macro parts.
01-08-2018 11:19 AM
How about this?
data _NULL; call symput ('Folder_dt',put(today(), YYMMDDd10.)); run; %put &=folder_dt;
01-08-2018 11:24 AM - edited 01-08-2018 11:26 AM
See sample code below. It uses the macro facility to create the foldername. Then a LIBNAME statement together with the DLCREATEDIR system option is used to create the actual folder on the filesystem.
%let todayFolderName = %sysfunc( today() , yymmddd10.);
libname _cdir "c:\temp\&todayFolderName";
libname _cdir clear;
Depending on your SAS version have a look at the DCREATE function as well.