08-02-2012 05:25 PM
I try to open a password protected excel file as the following SAS code,,,everything works but only problem will happen when I try to use macro variable denotes the password.
Suppose the password of the excel file c:\temp\book1.xls is abcdefg.
Please look into SAS code ,I add my question there at ""s = '[open(' || quote ("c:\temp\book1.xls.") ||',,,,"abcdefg")]';"" (I want use macro variable express abcdefg will cause problem).
options noxwait noxsync;
x '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL"';
filename ExcelCmd dde 'Excel|system';
length s $200;
s = '[open(' || quote ("c:\temp\book1.xls.") ||',,,,"abcdefg")]'; /*-------------My question is here,the password is "abcdefg",but I want use a macro variable replace the real password,such as I want use %let pw=abcdefg,and here I use &pw instead of abcdefg,but a problem will happen-----------------------*/
08-03-2012 09:19 AM
I'm not familiar with DDE, but have much experience converting code to use macro variables. Try enclosing the DDE command in double quotes instead of single quotes. The single quotes are probably preventing the resolution of the macro &pw, so the proper password does not get passed to Excel.