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Macro Drop down list and infobox for permanent macros EG 5.1

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Macro Drop down list and infobox for permanent macros EG 5.1

Hello,

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.

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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);

%testmac(ABC, DEF)

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)

-Will

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Re: Macro Drop down list and infobox for permanent macros EG 5.1

Hi,

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.

--Q.

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