08-12-2014 08:37 AM
I was trying to mask single quotation mark in a SAS macro variable & was using %bquote to do that.
But using %bquote I was getting reolving issues especially when I use multiple '&' as in the example below. I was thinking that %bquote wouldn't mask '&' unlike %nrbquote.
Say, in the below example:
%put "double_j = &&&j";
%put "double_k = &&&k";
%put "double_m = &&&m";
NOTE: Remote submit to SERVER commencing.
"double_j = 10"
"double_k = &MACVAR1"
"double_m = &MACVAR1"
NOTE: Remote submit to SERVER complete.
Reading through the SAS documentation I was expecting that double_k should also be resolved as 10 not "&MACVAR1" as we are using %bquote.
Experts, please correct me if I am wrong here. Please advise.
08-12-2014 09:36 AM
macro quoting in a current SAS session is already terrible. Using that in combination with sas/connect remote session (different machine types) is even more troublesome. Please explain better you real issue / question this is far too fragmented. (SAS versions? OS types? goal?)