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suraestar
Calcite | Level 5

macrHi there,

Is there any statement or method to delete a macro in a session?  as like we use SYMDEL for deleting a macro variable.

for instance,

%macro test:

----

-----

%mend test;

Now I would like to kill the test macro from the session.

Many Thanks

Surendar.

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mohamed_zaki
Barite | Level 11

Check this old thread

you can use Proc Catalog

Example:

proc catalog catalog=work;

delete test / et=macro;

quit;

Loko
Barite | Level 11

Hello,

%macro a;
%put y;
%mend a;

proc catalog catalog=work.sasmacr et=macro;
delete a;
run;

KDEdmiston
Fluorite | Level 6

proc catalog catalog = sasmacr;
delete test /et = macro;
run;
quit;

Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Not sure why this 6 year old thread has been re-activated, but there is now the %SYSMACDELETE macro statement for deleting compiled macros.

Here is a link to a macro that will make it easier to use that statement to delete multiple macros, including preventing you from trying to delete a macro you are currently running.

https://github.com/sasutils/macros/blob/master/macdelete.sas

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