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Calcite | Level 5

I'm trying to reference macros that are stored in my CAS User folder in various other programs.  I keep getting an error saying the physical file doesnt exist.  Can you use %include as a CAS function?  How do you reference the file path?  Is the syntax different?  For example, some CAS syntax I have used uses spaces in the path vice "/"s.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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@joowens ,


Please show me a SAS log with an error.

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I'm moving this post to the Developers Community as we are sunsetting Coding on SAS Viya.


This may be tangentially related to a question a few days ago in this post.


Depending on your SAS Viya environment set up, you may need to use the FILESRVC Access method in the filename statement. Please access the earlier reference post for an explanation and code samples.


If this does not solve your issues, as @alexal stated, logs will be helpful.



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Can you post a snippet of what you are doing and where ( in proc cas? in casl on server? others?). I have inkling of what you are trying to do but not really sure...

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Fluorite | Level 6


I am having the same issue. It looks like %include is not allowed in CAS

Is there a way to recall a pre-written SAS macro without inserting all the lines directly into the programme?

Thank you,




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