04-28-2014 02:43 PM
I have only been using SAS for about a month, but I have created a few permanent macros for things I do often.
Right now, if I define a macro within a program I will get a drop down menu of available macros when I start typing '%...' and once I have clicked or typed the macro name, I get a box with information saying the macro variable names and any information I want displayed.
Now I want to save my macros to a file and call them from other programs. I can call the macro using the following code, but it does not display the info box or the drop down list of names when I type the macro name and variables.
filename willmacs 'filename';
options mautosource sasautos=(willmacs sasautos);
Is it possible to make EG display the dropdown and infobox?
Thanks for your help and please point me to other threads if this was mentioned before (I did a quick search but could not find anything)
04-28-2014 09:18 PM
I haven't used 5.1 much, but I don't think it's possible. As I understand, this auto-complete feature of the EG editor works when the definition of the macro is in the same program. I don't think it works for autocall macros. You might try posting this in the Enterprise Guide forum. There are EG experts there.