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Error with ODS

Hi all,

I am getting the following error

ERROR: Attempt to delete automatic macro variable SYSODSPATH

This error is with following step of my long macro:

data _null_;
set _temp_header_;
call execute('%symdel ' !! name);
run;
Any input or expert advise on this issue?

Jig.
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Re: Error with ODS

Hi:
I'm pretty sure that you're running into this issue:
http://support.sas.com/kb/12/275.html

Basically, the note says that macro variables that start with SYS cannot be deleted and they recommend against using macro variable names that start with SYS.

I believe you'll have to change the macro program with conditional logic so you do not attempt to SYMDEL these macro variables.

cynthia
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