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ayin
Quartz | Level 8

 

/* sample dataset */
data have;
  infile datalines dlm=",";
  input date $ value;
datalines;
05AUG2010,5
;
run;


/* macro to calculate percentage */
%macro test11;
%global valueMax;
%let valueMAX = 10;

data WORK.have_adj;
set WORK.have;

format perc best8.;
perc = value/&valueMAX.;
run;

%mend test11;


/* macro to execute */
%let dataName = test;
%macro runTEST;

 %if %sysfunc(find("&dataName.",'test')) ge 1 %then %do;   /* something wrong here */
    %test11; 
    %end; 

%mend runTEST;
%runTEST;

/* check whether macro 'test' has been executed */
%put _ALL_;
run;

 

 The result suggests the macro 'test11' has not been executed. How to fix it?

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Reeza
Super User

Remove the quotes from the macro variable in the FIND function. 

Modified your code for testing to make it easier:

 

%macro runTEST(dataName);

 %if %sysfunc(find(&dataName.,test)) ge 1 %then %do;   /* something wrong here */
    %put FOUND TEST;
    %end; 
   %else %do;
   	%put NO TEST;
   %end;

%mend runTEST;
%runTEST(test);
%runTEST(hello_test123);
%runTEST(random);

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Reeza
Super User

Remove the quotes from the macro variable in the FIND function. 

Modified your code for testing to make it easier:

 

%macro runTEST(dataName);

 %if %sysfunc(find(&dataName.,test)) ge 1 %then %do;   /* something wrong here */
    %put FOUND TEST;
    %end; 
   %else %do;
   	%put NO TEST;
   %end;

%mend runTEST;
%runTEST(test);
%runTEST(hello_test123);
%runTEST(random);
ayin
Quartz | Level 8

Thank you @Reeza for both the answer and tips! That solves the problem. 

Ksharp
Super User
%macro runTEST(dataName);

 %if %index(&dataName.,test) %then %do;   /* something wrong here */
    %put FOUND TEST;
    %end; 
   %else %do;
   	%put NO TEST;
   %end;

%mend runTEST;
%runTEST(test)
%runTEST(hello_test123)
%runTEST(random)

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