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Append PDF w/ multiple graphs and include '&year' in file statement

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Append PDF w/ multiple graphs and include '&year' in file statement

I've just began teaching myself plot procedures and very basic macros (ie %LET Statements).  I've written a program with the purpose of producing multiple plots in one PDF.  The program will be run annually.  Reading the support pages I've been able to get pieces of what I want, but I can't seem to get it all together.  So far the closest I've gotten is this:

ods listing close;

ods pdf file='O:\HIV Core Statistics Products\HIV Surveillance\Results\2014\plots\LHD_HTR.pdf';

proc gplot data = _LHD_HTR;

    plot HTR*year=lhd;

    symbol pointlabel=("#HTR") interpol=join value = dot;title 'LHD: HTR';

run;quit;

ods pdf close;

ods listing;

It produces a PDF of my plot where I want it, but there are 2 issues:

     1) I don't know how to make my next plot appear on the 2nd page of the PDF and not overwrite this one.

     2) I'd like the "2014" in the 'ods pdf file= path' to be automatically updated each year.  I created a "%let this_yr = 2014" statement, but the file=path does not understand '&this_yr' or libnames.

Thanks for any help.


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‎02-24-2014 12:58 PM
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Re: Append PDF w/ multiple graphs and include '&year' in file statement

1. Place GPLOT code after first set of code, within the ODS PDF Statement

2. Use double quotes in the file= statement and the macro variable will resolve.

%let yr=2014;

ods listing close;

ods pdf file="O:\HIV Core Statistics Products\HIV Surveillance\Results\&yr.\plots\LHD_HTR.pdf";

title 'First Plot';

proc gplot data = _LHD_HTR;

    plot HTR*year=lhd;

    symbol pointlabel=("#HTR") interpol=join value = dot;title 'LHD: HTR';

run;quit;

title 'Second Plot';

proc gplot data=_LHD_HTR;

   plot HTR*year=lhd;

    symbol pointlabel=("#HTR") interpol=join value = dot;title 'LHD: HTR';

run;quit;

ods pdf close;

ods listing;

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‎02-24-2014 12:58 PM
Grand Advisor
Posts: 17,411

Re: Append PDF w/ multiple graphs and include '&year' in file statement

1. Place GPLOT code after first set of code, within the ODS PDF Statement

2. Use double quotes in the file= statement and the macro variable will resolve.

%let yr=2014;

ods listing close;

ods pdf file="O:\HIV Core Statistics Products\HIV Surveillance\Results\&yr.\plots\LHD_HTR.pdf";

title 'First Plot';

proc gplot data = _LHD_HTR;

    plot HTR*year=lhd;

    symbol pointlabel=("#HTR") interpol=join value = dot;title 'LHD: HTR';

run;quit;

title 'Second Plot';

proc gplot data=_LHD_HTR;

   plot HTR*year=lhd;

    symbol pointlabel=("#HTR") interpol=join value = dot;title 'LHD: HTR';

run;quit;

ods pdf close;

ods listing;

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