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Date:         Fri, 17 May 2002 14:42:18 -0400
Reply-To:     Marianne Whitlock <WHITLOM1@WESTAT.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Marianne Whitlock <WHITLOM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject:      Re: How to avoid this hard code?
Comments: To: amy <amywang11790@YAHOO.COM>
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Try something like: data A ; input ParmValue $char8. ; cards; B0000001 B0000005 B0000008 ; %macro call_macro (name=) ; data _null_ ; x = "&name" ; put x= ; run; %mend call_macro; data _null_ ; set A ; call execute ( '%nrstr(%call_macro('

|| 'name= '|| ParmValue || '))'

) ; run;

-----Original Message----- From: amy [mailto:amywang11790@YAHOO.COM] Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 2:29 PM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: How to avoid this hard code?

How to avoid this hard code? Right now, I hard code a list as the parameter of a macro, as following (a hundrad lines): %call_macro (name='B0000001'); %call_macro (name='B0000005'); %call_macro (name='B0000008'); %call_macro (name='B0000012'); %call_macro (name='B0000021'); ......

I intend to save the name list in a dataset, then call_macro by reading from dataset A, i.e. dataset will include: B0000001 B0000005 B0000008 B0000012 .....

Or is there any other way to avoid hard code?

TIA, Amy

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