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resolve macro variable in %include statement

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resolve macro variable in %include statement

Hello, All

I have following codes:

options symbolgen;

%let directory_start =%str(%'C:\SAS\);

%let directory_end = %str(.sas\%');

%let fileName    = MySasFile;

%put &directory_start;

%put &directory_end;

%put &fileName;

%include %str(&directory_start.&fileName.&directory_end.);

The intend is to generate the following statement:

%include 'C:\SAS\MySasFile.sas\'

It seems that the macro variables are resolved ok; however, I got an error message saying that " ERROR: Incorrect %INCLUDE statement will not be executed. There is a syntax error."

What mistake have I made? Thank you for help.


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‎06-19-2013 06:35 PM
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Re: resolve macro variable in %include statement

%include 'C:\SAS\MySasFile.sas\'


Has an extra \ at the end of directory end.


What's with all the %str()? It seems easier if you avoid them in my opinion.



%let directory_start =C:\SAS\;

%let directory_end= .sas;

%letfileName=mysasfile;


%include "&directory_start.&fileName.&directory_end.";

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‎06-19-2013 06:35 PM
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Posts: 19,785

Re: resolve macro variable in %include statement

%include 'C:\SAS\MySasFile.sas\'


Has an extra \ at the end of directory end.


What's with all the %str()? It seems easier if you avoid them in my opinion.



%let directory_start =C:\SAS\;

%let directory_end= .sas;

%letfileName=mysasfile;


%include "&directory_start.&fileName.&directory_end.";

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Re: resolve macro variable in %include statement

Thank you very much.

I thought I had to write the statement as:  %include  'C:\SAS\MySasFile.sas\' ; I don't know I can use double quote " instead of single quote '


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