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How do load macros as part of the autoexec process flow in Enterprise Guide?

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How do load macros as part of the autoexec process flow in Enterprise Guide?

I am creating a program that runs as part of my autoexec process flow.  I want to load the macros I will use during my EG project.

 

I have stored all my needed macros in one directory: C:\macros;

 

For example, one file in that directory might be macro_test.sas:

%macro test;

  %put Hello World;

%mend test;

 

How do I compile all the macros in that directory without using an %include statement for each program?

 

My first thought is:

options mautosource sasautos=("C:\macros\ ");

 

but when I then try to invoke %test I get the following error:  Apparent invocation of macro TEST not resolved.

 


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‎08-04-2016 10:14 AM
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Re: How do load macros as part of the autoexec process flow in Enterprise Guide?

SASAUTOS is a good way to go, but ...

 

The most important change to make is that the name of the macro should match the name of the file holding the macro.  For example, the macro %test should be stored within test.sas (not within macro_test.sas).

 

It is possible you will need to change the path slightly to "C:\macros" rather than "C:\macros\ ".  You'll find out quickly enough whether that change is also needed.

 

Also note, if you encounter the issue you described, you must either restart the EG session or (better) issue this statement:

 

options MRECALL;

 

Otherwise, SAS stops searching for macros once a single search has failed.  This option restores the search process.

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‎08-04-2016 10:14 AM
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Re: How do load macros as part of the autoexec process flow in Enterprise Guide?

SASAUTOS is a good way to go, but ...

 

The most important change to make is that the name of the macro should match the name of the file holding the macro.  For example, the macro %test should be stored within test.sas (not within macro_test.sas).

 

It is possible you will need to change the path slightly to "C:\macros" rather than "C:\macros\ ".  You'll find out quickly enough whether that change is also needed.

 

Also note, if you encounter the issue you described, you must either restart the EG session or (better) issue this statement:

 

options MRECALL;

 

Otherwise, SAS stops searching for macros once a single search has failed.  This option restores the search process.

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Re: How do load macros as part of the autoexec process flow in Enterprise Guide?

Just to verify: C:\macros is on the server (in case of a server based setup)?
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