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Reading SAS Table and passing values to a macro variable

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Reading SAS Table and passing values to a macro variable

I have this import statement:

PROC IMPORT DATAFILE = 'C:\ Data Files\AAAAAA\DN txns BBBBBB Test.xlsx'

                DBMS=XLSX

                OUT = WORK.AP_XXXXXXXX;

                SHEET = 'Sheet1';

I have some 50 of such import statements in my code. 

In the above statement AAAAAA, BBBBBB, XXXXXXXX comes from one SAS table with three columns which contains these values.  

Is it possible to read these fields from SAS table and pass the value to the above statement and make it execute 50 times? 

Thanks.

PR


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‎04-22-2015 08:36 AM
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Re: Reading SAS Table and passing values to a macro variable


I would use select into in a proc sql to read all the rows into enumerated macro vars (e.g. select AAAAAA into :a1-:a50) then use an iterated macro do loop to step through the macro vars and perform the import step.  Since there are no do loops allowed in open code you would need to put this in a macro

%do  i=0 %to 50;

PROC IMPORT DATAFILE = 'C:\ Data Files\&&a&i.\DN txns &&b&iTest.xlsx'

                DBMS=XLSX

                OUT = WORK.AP_&&x&i;

                SHEET = 'Sheet1';

%end;

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Re: Reading SAS Table and passing values to a macro variable

Time for you to get hands on CALL EXECUTE().

Haikuo

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‎04-22-2015 08:36 AM
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8

Re: Reading SAS Table and passing values to a macro variable


I would use select into in a proc sql to read all the rows into enumerated macro vars (e.g. select AAAAAA into :a1-:a50) then use an iterated macro do loop to step through the macro vars and perform the import step.  Since there are no do loops allowed in open code you would need to put this in a macro

%do  i=0 %to 50;

PROC IMPORT DATAFILE = 'C:\ Data Files\&&a&i.\DN txns &&b&iTest.xlsx'

                DBMS=XLSX

                OUT = WORK.AP_&&x&i;

                SHEET = 'Sheet1';

%end;

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Re: Reading SAS Table and passing values to a macro variable

Thanks!!  That works. 

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