03-30-2016 06:50 AM
I have a footnote "%s: percentage of successful attempts".
if i use %nrstr(&footnote.) where footnote sontains "%nrstr(&footnote.)"
i get the following warning.
WARNING: Apparent invocation of macro S not resolved.
How can i mask this
03-30-2016 07:18 AM - edited 03-30-2016 07:55 AM
Use single quotes instead of double is a quick way.
In single quotes SAS won't try and resolve the macro, in double quotes it would. If you also needed to include a macro variable in your footnote this wouldn't work.
03-30-2016 08:03 AM
So, can you provide some example of what it is your doing. Why have the footnote in a macro variable, normally there would be lots of footnotes, so easier to store them in a dataset, then call it from there:
data _null_; set footnotes; call execute(cat('footnote',strip(put(_n_,best.)),' j=l "',strip(footnote),'";')); run;
03-30-2016 08:16 AM
I have a dataset which has all footnotes for each table and importing the dataset for each particular program and calling them
call symput('footnote',%nrbquote(strip(footnote))); in the datastep then i am using %put footnote = <%nrbquote(&footnote.)>;
03-30-2016 08:29 AM
Yes, so you could try the datastep I provided above, to simply generate the statements from the datastep - avoid all the macro variables and other processing.
03-30-2016 08:49 AM
Can you post actual SAs code that replicates the error message? It is unclear if you are talking about the FOOTNOTE statement or the creation of a macro variable named FOOTNOTE or expanding the reference to a macro varaible named FOOTNOTE.