Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:10:13 "GMT"
Reply-To: "David L. Ward" <dward@SASHELP.COM>
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From: "David L. Ward" <dward@SASHELP.COM>
Subject: Re: Can I include datafile name in the SAS command line?
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To answer the question exactly as asked, use the sysparm option when SAS is invocated i.e.
SAS command.sas -sysparm 'nameofdatafile.data'
Then replace your infile statements with
infile "&sysparm"; (double quotes are important to make the macro variable resolve)
It sounds like learning some SAS macro programming would help you quite a bit. Using fairly simple macro code you could have SAS read in a list of file names and run your code for each filename, all within the same program.
From: oliver <oliver@AGYINC.COM>
Sent: 2/16/00 6:52:47 PM
Subject: Can I include datafile name in the SAS command line?
> Hi, SAS experts
>I have to run SAS against so many different data file. I used to replace
>the infile inside .sas file each time. This time i face almost hundred
>different data file. Is it possible that I can give the datafile name
>out of the sas file and run in the command line like
>>SAS command.sas nameofdatafile.data
>To make it clear, my code like:
> DLM = ','
> LRECL=1000 /*logical record length set longer than 256 by
> FIRSTOBS = 17
> OBS =80
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