Posts Tagged ‘ conditional programming ’

Default value to macro variable

October 12, 2010
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NOTE: This is a great one we picked up from our friends over at the SAS community. We have run across this literally hundreds of times while programming SAS macros. You need to have a default value for a variable and you don’t want to write another macro to set it if it doesn’t...
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SAS: Where Also

August 9, 2010
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Ever heard of ‘where also’? Neither did we. We have to give credit to the guys at the SAS Community. ‘Where also’ allows you to add a series of where statements. The use acts like a single where statement with the and condition....
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“call symputX” is the symput upgrade

July 20, 2010
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SymputX is the upgrade from Call Symput. Syntax: call symputx(“macro_var_name”, character_value (or numeric to be converted to char), symbol table def); Where symput will produce a note about converting character values to numeric, symputx won’t produce such a note. Additionally it will strip leading and trailing spaces form the character value. Lastly, you can...
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Sending an email from SAS

July 19, 2010
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Have you ever wanted to know when your code completes? Or maybe you want to automate the report to include sending an email? Regardless, SAS is happy to send that email for you. The easiest way to do this is through the SMTP access method via filename statements. Example: filename sendemail email ‘toad[email protected]’ subject=’This...
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