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When creating stored process prompts from 'Prompt from SAS Code', the list of prompts contains old prompt names, not new ones

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When creating stored process prompts from 'Prompt from SAS Code', the list of prompts contains old prompt names, not new ones

I am creating a stored process from progam code.  I originally had some variables defined using '%LET' that were for testing purposes.  These have been commented out in my code (p_fromdate, p_todate) and are still showing up in the list of prompts available from the SAS code.    I also have a new prompt that is not showing up in the list.  Can you tell me how to get the new prompt to show up in the list of prompts from my code?

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Re: When creating stored process prompts from 'Prompt from SAS Code', the list of prompts contains old prompt names, not new ones

Posted in reply to ncsthbell

Hi,

Not sure if there is an easy answer.  I would suggest just entering the prompts yourself, rather than having SAS search your code to guess at what might be prompts (which is what I think of from the 'prompt from SAS code' button).  It's not surprising to me that global macro variables that are commented out might still be seen by the 'prompt generator' routine, because it might not know enough about the SAS language to recognize all the different kinds of comments.  I think it's easier just to make a list for yourself (perhaps in a header comment block), defining all the prompts your code expects, and then use that list to create the prompts.

HTH,

--Q.

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