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The following %let statement goes through iterations.How to convert the macro variables to numeric?

%LET VGROUP&I = "&&GROUP&I";
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Reeza
Super User
Macro variables are always stored as characters.

If you want it resolved to numeric you can apply a format where you would resolve the variable, using sysfunc and inputn functions.

See
http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/mcrolref/61885/HTML/default/viewer.htm#z3514sysfunc.htm

HTH
Cynthia_sas
SAS Super FREQ
Hi:
And, as an additional comment, it is hardly ever a good idea to "prequote" macro variables in a %LET statement. In the code snippet that you showed, the macro variable would contain the resolved value of &&GROUP&I, including the quotes. This may or may not be appropriate and could cause quoting problems depending on your usage of &VGROUP1, &VGROUP2, etc.

cynthia

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