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Autocompleting user-defined macro in EG

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Autocompleting user-defined macro in EG

Hi, guys.

I have just switched from SAS DM to SAS EG.

One feature of EG is  Auto-completion,including user-defined macro. But it only restricted to macro defined through the active program. The question is I have hundreds of defined macros, each macro is defined in a separated sas file. I have tried to use  MAUTOSOURCE , and the  Auto-completion doesn't work then.  I also tried  INCLUDE AND FILENAME STATEMENT,  it doesn't work either.

So, any suggestion on how to make EG Auto-completes  hundreds of  user-defined macros?

Any suggestion will be highly appreciated .

Thanks.

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Re: Autocompleting user-defined macro in EG

Keyboard MACRO may be a solution. Any other method?

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Re: Autocompleting user-defined macro in EG

Perhaps editor abbreviations, which might be what you meant by "keyboard macro".

Take SAS program editor abbreviations to the next level - The SAS Dummy

Chris

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Re: Autocompleting user-defined macro in EG

Thanks Chris.

You got exact what I mean.

Editor abbreviations is a kind of choice, but may not the best choice, Since Macro I defined may have lots of  positional parameters. Auto-completion can also give some hints of what these parameters means  when I 'm typing in EG, but Editor abbreviations will not.

Macro Auto-completion  can only be done in the some code node in EG.  If EG can do this in different code nodes, that would be better.

Thanks.

Hongqiu.

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