01-04-2012 05:39 PM
Is it possible to pass macro variable values that are present during a SAS Enterprise Guide session to a stored process that is run in that session? In other words, I don’t want to pass parameters manually into a stored process using prompts, but automatically using macro variables that exist within the SAS EG session from which it is run by the user?
01-05-2012 01:06 AM
I have tried that, but it appears that when you run a stored process, it spawns a new SAS session, which is seperate from the SAS EG session from which it is run. Therefore, macro variables within the SAS EG session are not passed to the stored process.
Therefore, my impression is that there is no way to automatically pass macro variable or other values from a SAS session to a stored process unless entered by a user from a prompt or, unless proc STP is used from a SAS program, which doesn't really solve my problem. Is this correct, or am I missing something?
01-05-2012 08:10 PM
I believe you are correct.
What you could try to do is to create a text file or a SAS dataset with these key/value pairs (eg. as part of an autoexec) which is also accessible via the stored process server - and then use these information in your code.