Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 10:09:19 GMT
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Markov Ian Emmas <Markov@AŅEJO.COM>
Subject: Re: How to capture table name
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On 2 Jun 00 03:30:02 GMT, subramaniam.baskaran@DB.COM (Baskaran
>=>Hello List users...
>=>We are a OS/390 site. We have a SAS dataset which has got a table in it.
>=>We have to read the observations in it and populate an external file.
>=>Is there any way, I can trap the table name and use it in the program for populating a message.
I am assuming that your SAS source code contains the name of the
table, and that you are not using PROC CONTENTS or PROC DATASETS
to generate a list of tables from which you programmatically
select the table for processing.
The simplest way then would be to set a macro variable value to
the table name, something like this (obviously untested):
filename extern 'data.set.name'; /* if no //EXTERN DD */
put "NOTE: Now processing &table";
/* process */