FIND AND REPLACE CODE

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FIND AND REPLACE CODE

Hi,

I have developed programs in SAS development here my library name like ABC.dataset  but in UAT library name is different like DBA.dataset now i'm manually using ctrl + H  and replacing lib name. is any other option/ functions available to find the code and replace the code if I write at starting in the program. pls help me.

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Re: FIND AND REPLACE CODE

Posted in reply to chirumalla

Hi,

If your writing code to run on multiple instances/different parameters then it is probably best to setup your parameters at the beginning of a file (or in separate file) and then reference the macro parameter throughout your code.  Saves you have to cntrl+f replace each time.  For example:

%let MYLIBNAME = ABC;

...

data &mylibname..newdataset;

     set &mylibname..olddataset...

Then when you release to UAT you only need to change the one row %let.

As for find / replace, I don't think there are any other tools within the editor itself which would help.  You could create a sas program to read in all the necessary sas files and doa datastep to replace the text with something else, but that sounds overcomplicated and takes time.

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