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Fluorite | Level 6

Hi there,


I get the above error message (Error: Expression using equals (=) has components that are of different data types) upon running the following code: 


%MACRO eventsum(period=);
proc sql;
create table disease_standard as
select year, age_group, sex, disease
from dataset_name
where disease=1 and year=. 


%MEND eventsum;


I'm not sure what the error message means, and how to go about fixing it. Any help?



Garnet | Level 18

You miss semicolons on all lines executing the macro. It should be:


Alternatively, if have semicolons and this is just typo on post,

then probably PERIOD is defined as charcter and you have to code execution like:

Fluorite | Level 6
Thanks for the response. When I make the suggested modifications to the SAS
code (added single quotes and semicolons), I get the following error codes:

*ERROR 22-322: Syntax error, expecting one of the following: (, AS, LIKE.*

*ERROR 200-322: The symbol is not recognized and will be ignored.*

Not sure why I continue to get error messages...
Super User

Post your new code and log. 

Ideally, a proc contents on your data set as well, unless you're sure you've corrected the type issue already.

Super User

Check your variable types for the two variables in your WHERE clause. If either are character they require quotes around the values.



where disease='1' and year=&period



where disease=1 and year="&period"

Or possibly both combined.



Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

proc sql; describe table dataset_name;



the log will show you the data structure;

use quotes accordingly

as noted by an earlier responder.


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