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carles
Fluorite | Level 6

Good Morning!, 

 

I know this question might be silly but I am trying to achieve the following: 

 

(1) I have a variable for instance: %let Var1 = A B C;

Then I want to pass it in a Dataset column such that

 

data want; 

WantedColumn = &Var1;

run; 

 

However, this does not work. I have tried several combinations with PUT and SCAN but havent found the good one. 

 How is it done ??

 

Thank you for your time !,

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

Then do

 

%let Var1 = A B C;

data want(drop=i); 
    do i=1 to countw("&Var1");
        WantedColumn=scan("&Var1", i);
        output;
    end;
run;

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

Put quotes around your macro variable

 

%let Var1 = A B C;

data want; 
    WantedColumn = "&Var1";
run; 
carles
Fluorite | Level 6

This outputs me everything in one place but i want :

 

WantedColumn

A

B

C

 

 

NOT

 

Wanted Column

A B C

 

PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

Then do

 

%let Var1 = A B C;

data want(drop=i); 
    do i=1 to countw("&Var1");
        WantedColumn=scan("&Var1", i);
        output;
    end;
run;

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