I am using SAS 9.4.
I have a program called "regroup" that indicates the location of two sets of text documents plus an export file name as %let export_file:
Libname mylib 'C:\SAS Datasets'; filename M_regrp('C:\text data\monthly\.*txt'; filename Y_regrp('C:\text data\yearly\*.txt'; %let export_file="C:\sas_data.mdb";
I wish to call the regroup from another program and pass the 4 settings above from the other program. How do I do that? Thanks.
Why would you handle something simple as that in an external include? It only obfuscates your code and makes life a misery for your future self.
The report in question (regrp) is actually used for many hospitals and I have them all in the code and just comment out the sites I don't want at the time I run it. So rather than have multiple copies of regrp to call for each site from this other program, I thought it would be easier to call it from another program that I have to run that uses the resulting dataset from the regrp program.
Not sure I know what you're asking but each hospital with have a different location for the file location of M_regrp and Y_regrp as well as different locations for the library name and the export_file. So I want to pass those to the report via the other report that calls the program.
Define what the "settings" are in this sentence from your first post:
I wish to call the regroup from another program and pass the 4 settings above from the other program.
So you would do something like
%let libpath=C:\SAS Datasets; %include 'c:\.......\regroup.sas';
and regroup.sas would be
libname mylib "&libpath.";
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