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Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

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Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Hi,

 

I am wondering if there is a way to automate the process of sending the generated graphs from a macro call directly to powerpoint.

 

Any ideas if this can be achieved in sas?

 

eg: my macro call:

 

%plot(data=test, var=endpoint, inputvar=adt ,xlabel=,ylabel=,xval=,title=%str('end point'));

 

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Re: Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Do you have SAS 9.4? 

 

If so then yes, PowerPoint is a valid destination. 

 

Ods powerpoint file='path to new file.pptx' style=meadow;

 

macro calls...

 

ods powerpoimt close;

 

See detailed examples here:

https://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/041-2013.pdf

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Re: Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Hi Reeza,

 

Thanks, with that option I could export one graph at a time but I want to export several (about 20) plots to export. Is that possible as well?

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Re: Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Sure, just depends on where you place your ODS statement. 

 

If all your macro statements go between the ODS statements all your graphs go to the ODS destination. 

The code initially illustrates this, you place all your macro statements between the ODS statements. 

 

 

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Re: Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Hi Reeza,

 

I put all the macro statements between the ODS statements.

 

But still it didnt solve the issue.

 

I see in the log this error and I cant see anything in the ppt file (it says ppt file is in use)

 

ERROR: ZIP entry duplicate name: ppt/media/SGPlot1.png

 

Is there any solution this issue?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Without your code, No.

 

Make sure that the Powerpoint is closed and that your creating graphs with unique names. 

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Re: Export graphs from a macro call to powerpoint

Here's an example that demonstrates how it works.

 

ods powerpoint file='/folders/myfolders/out.pptx' style=meadow;

title 'Class - Height by Weight';
proc sgplot data=sashelp.class;
scatter x=height y=weight;
run;

title 'Cars - City vs Highway MPG';
proc sgplot data=sashelp.cars;
scatter x=mpg_city y=mpg_highway;
run;

ods powerpoint close;
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