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Date:         Tue, 1 Nov 2005 19:08:24 -0800
Reply-To:     satya <satyaanam@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         satya <satyaanam@HOTMAIL.COM>
Organization: http://groups.google.com
Subject:      complement of a macro variable
Comments: To: sas-l@uga.edu
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dear sas-lers, here is my problem for today.

i have a macro variable that list some variables: %let varlist=c_d_sex c_d_wei1 c_d_wei2 c_d_age1 c_d_age2 c_d_age3; and a corresponding macroavr that list a part of it, say; %let varpart=c_d_wei1 c_d_wei2; i want to create a third macrovar, corresponding to varlist, in which each single string of the complement to varpart has a different prefix (b instead of c) that is: varlist1=b_d_sex c_d_wei1 c_d_wei2 b_d_age1 b_d_age2 b_d_age3

Here is important to have the same order of varlist: i will use this macrovar to define an array in a subsequent data step and has to match to another similar defined array.

Thanks in advance for any help satya ps i would also appreciate some links to resources, if any, that teaches this kind of management with macro variables


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