07-20-2011 10:16 AM
sometimes when i submit a macro, the only thing I see in the log statement is the macro itself. At this point, SAS seems to become non-responsive. No other DATA step or PROC step will respond. My only recourse is to shut down the session and reopen it (which is sometimes inconvenient.)
Is there another way to "wake SAS up"?
07-20-2011 12:12 PM
I've been told that if you submit and continue to submit this line
*';*";*); */; %mend; run;
until you see
ERROR: No matching %MACRO statement for this %MEND statement.
you may be able to recover from the unresponsive state.
07-22-2011 12:23 PM
It looks like a black hole problem mentioned by sas documentation. i.e. it is what mentioned by _null_, you have not %mend; or misspell this statement.SAS will still accept the following code to fill into macro facility.