I am trying to introduce a new macro variable in a data step and use that variable with in the same data step,is that possible?
I know that CALL SYMPUT will not work to acheive what I am trying to do.
If you have any suggestions,please let me know.
The SYMPUT routine assigns the value of the macro variable during DATA step execution, but the macro variable references resolve during the compilation of a step or global statement. So you can’t retrieve the macro variable’s value in the same DATA step in which the SYMPUT routine assigns that value.
While it actually is technically possible to create and then use a macro variable within the same DATA step, it is rarely the right solution. We would need to see more of the problem to address the design issues.