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P_Sharma
Calcite | Level 5

Dear All, I have one Zipped folder which have SAS dataset but we cannot unzipped it using ODS Package as the zip file is password protected. So I am manually extracting it in folder. Now the next task is to read that file. I can do it manually by using SET statement but want to know if there is an possibility that we can create a macro variable for that file and execute in our program (so I wont have to update the dataset name always!!). DATA OUT.XXXX; SET IN.YYYY; RUN; DATA OUT.XXXX; SET IN.&y; RUN; thank you in advance!!

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LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

Of course you can!

Question are, how do you wish to set the macro variable value?

You always need to to do a Libname. Then use sashelp.vmember to find out the member name(s). Assign it to a macro variable, or call a macro with member name(s) as a parameter. If you have multiple data sets use call execute to call the macro.

Data never sleeps

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LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

Of course you can!

Question are, how do you wish to set the macro variable value?

You always need to to do a Libname. Then use sashelp.vmember to find out the member name(s). Assign it to a macro variable, or call a macro with member name(s) as a parameter. If you have multiple data sets use call execute to call the macro.

Data never sleeps

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