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DMoovendhan
Quartz | Level 8

Quoting the directory path in below statement, when its supplied as a macro variable,

path in

%let logdir = c:\test;

%let filot = %str(%'dir %")&logdir%%str(%" /a-d /b /s%');

%put &filot;

filename catd pipe &filot ;

filename catd pipe %nrstr(&filot);

'%put' resolves &filot to the exact value in filename statement, but none other statements gets resolved.

D Moovendhan

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

%let logdir = c:\test;

%let command = dir "&logdir" /a-d /b /s ;

%put &command;

filename catd pipe %sysfunc(quote(&command));

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DBailey
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

try this:


filename catd pipe "&filot" ;

DMoovendhan
Quartz | Level 8

Thank you Bailey, I have tried this, but it doesn't work...

Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

%let logdir = c:\test;

%let command = dir "&logdir" /a-d /b /s ;

%put &command;

filename catd pipe %sysfunc(quote(&command));

DMoovendhan
Quartz | Level 8

Thank you Tom this was more helpful.. Now I know new function quote.. Smiley Happy

Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

You can also just double the internal quotes yourself.

filename catd pipe "dir ""&logdir"" /a-d /b /s ";

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