05-18-2018 08:45 AM - edited 05-18-2018 08:50 AM
Please note: This is not about editor Macros or abbreviations. I am NOT interested any editor-based abbreviation or editor -macro solution to this. (Although they are admittedly helpful, that's out of scope).
I have a number of macros defined, that are loaded in autoexec process flow. As of version 7.15 HF3 (188.8.131.5232) (32-bit), I am not seeing my macros autocomplete when I type in their name in the editor. Also:
As an example, I have
%macro meantable(x= /* data table */,y=/* statistics used */,z=/* version */);
I would like to type %mea and have the word %meantable (and any other macros defined that start with the characters mea) appear in the editor. After I type in the open paren, I'd like to see the integrated documentation for x,y, and z.
Currently this is not happening.
05-18-2018 08:52 AM
Currently, the editor offers syntax suggestions only for SAS macros that are defined within the current editor view (your open program). While the editor does scan the SAS environment for possible libnames, data sets, and variable names, it does not scan the macro function table nor the SASAUTOS path for potential macros you could call.
I'm not sure if that's on the roadmap -- knowing a bit of the internals, I'd say it's a tricky one to solve. But perhaps someone from the dev team can chime in.
05-18-2018 09:23 AM