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Highlighting user-defined words in the log

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Highlighting user-defined words in the log

Hi!

 

I'm wondering if there is an opportunity to highlight user-defined words in the log.
For example, I run a macro with a lot of iterations. At the end of each iteration, the duration of this iteration is recorded in the log.
It would be nice to easily find lines with duration.
Only two options come to mind:

 

1. Create a temporary file, where the line with the iteration number and duration will be added;
2. Highlight "duration" in the log by adding before and after some characters. Like this:

%put

===================

&DURATION

===================;

 

But I would like to be able to highlight by the color


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‎05-23-2017 10:34 PM
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Re: Highlighting user-defined words in the log

1. Consider using NONOTES option to not have notes printed to the LOG. Errors will be still displayed. 

2. Consider using NOTE/ERROR in log that will colour the text. I don't think there's a way you can sort it automatically, but it should catch your eye a bit easier. 

3. Consider writing the duration to a separate file - either a text or dataset that can be customized to your desires. 

 

%let duration=20;
%put WARNING: Duration = &duration;
%put ERROR- Duration = &duration;
%put ERROR: Duration = &duration;

 

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‎05-23-2017 10:34 PM
Grand Advisor
Posts: 17,464

Re: Highlighting user-defined words in the log

1. Consider using NONOTES option to not have notes printed to the LOG. Errors will be still displayed. 

2. Consider using NOTE/ERROR in log that will colour the text. I don't think there's a way you can sort it automatically, but it should catch your eye a bit easier. 

3. Consider writing the duration to a separate file - either a text or dataset that can be customized to your desires. 

 

%let duration=20;
%put WARNING: Duration = &duration;
%put ERROR- Duration = &duration;
%put ERROR: Duration = &duration;

 

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Re: Highlighting user-defined words in the log

Just what I need. Thank you!
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