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Fluorite | Level 6


I'm trying to use a macro variable (a date) in the filter, but I get an error. (Error 22-232)

That is what i'm typing - &start_of_month.

That variable is declared previously in a Program at the beginning of the  Process Flow.

Unfortunately, i cant attach printscreen due to Data security policy.

Is there a way to prevent that Error?

Super User

The error text usually helps.

Guess off the cuff is that it's a type mismatch.

Ie your macro variable is 01June2013 and SAS is expecting a date literal instead, ie "01June2013"d

Fluorite | Level 6

TNX, so what do you advise me to do?

in the log, just before the red error message, the variable appears like that DATE'2014-02-01'

do i need to CAST that field?

Super User

You've marked your question as answered so I assume your problem is resolved.

Calcite | Level 5

Try this:

%let start_of_month=01Jun2013;

Data test;

   Format date date9.;


   put date;


I believe that you didn't enclose the macro reference variable in either single or double quotes so you can define it as a date variable. 


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