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Quartz | Level 8 ari
Quartz | Level 8



I am wondering if there is a way to automate the process of sending the generated graphs from a macro call directly to powerpoint.


Any ideas if this can be achieved in sas?


eg: my macro call:


%plot(data=test, var=endpoint, inputvar=adt ,xlabel=,ylabel=,xval=,title=%str('end point'));


Super User

Do you have SAS 9.4? 


If so then yes, PowerPoint is a valid destination. 


Ods powerpoint file='path to new file.pptx' style=meadow;


macro calls...


ods powerpoimt close;


See detailed examples here:

Quartz | Level 8 ari
Quartz | Level 8

Hi Reeza,


Thanks, with that option I could export one graph at a time but I want to export several (about 20) plots to export. Is that possible as well?

Super User

Sure, just depends on where you place your ODS statement. 


If all your macro statements go between the ODS statements all your graphs go to the ODS destination. 

The code initially illustrates this, you place all your macro statements between the ODS statements. 



Quartz | Level 8 ari
Quartz | Level 8

Hi Reeza,


I put all the macro statements between the ODS statements.


But still it didnt solve the issue.


I see in the log this error and I cant see anything in the ppt file (it says ppt file is in use)


ERROR: ZIP entry duplicate name: ppt/media/SGPlot1.png


Is there any solution this issue?


Thanks in advance.

Super User

Without your code, No.


Make sure that the Powerpoint is closed and that your creating graphs with unique names. 

Super User

Here's an example that demonstrates how it works.


ods powerpoint file='/folders/myfolders/out.pptx' style=meadow;

title 'Class - Height by Weight';
proc sgplot data=sashelp.class;
scatter x=height y=weight;

title 'Cars - City vs Highway MPG';
proc sgplot;
scatter x=mpg_city y=mpg_highway;

ods powerpoint close;



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