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Batman
Quartz | Level 8

I'm trying to store a format name in a macro variable.   How do I invoke a macro value with a "$"?  

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ballardw
Super User

The macro language doesn't care about the $ character.

So anything like

%let fmtname = $abc. ;

 

and use in a format statement like

 

format somevariable &fmtname.;

 should work.

 

If you are looking at something more complicated then provide details.

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ballardw
Super User

The macro language doesn't care about the $ character.

So anything like

%let fmtname = $abc. ;

 

and use in a format statement like

 

format somevariable &fmtname.;

 should work.

 

If you are looking at something more complicated then provide details.

PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

How do I invoke a macro value with a "$"?  

 

You use a macro variable by starting with &

 

such as &variablename

 

but really, the explanation you gave is MUCH MUCH MUCH too brief for us to help in any meaningful way. Spend some time and describe the problem in detail.

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Paige Miller

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