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Date:         Sat, 5 Aug 2006 12:17:25 +0800
Reply-To:     Scott Bass <>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Scott Bass <>
Subject:      Re: invoking SAS from Windows and run SAS program
Comments: To:

I would use the -sysparm option:

sas.exe <options> -sysparm "this is a test"

Then in SAS: %put &sysparm;

HTH, Scott

<> wrote in message >I have a SAS program that loads an Excel file and then runs the stats > on it to the printer. > I want to design a Windows form that lets you select the file and save > it to a variable to pass to SAS. I also want to be able to select the > output method, html, printer , etc. I know how to create Windows forms > in VB and I know you can invoke SAS from a DOS Prompt by typing in the > path, sas.exe and cfg file info (C:\Program Files\SAS\SAS 9.1\sas.exe" > -CONFIG "C:\Program Files\SAS\SAS 9.1\nls\en\SASV9.CFG). What other > command line switches are there. How could I pass the path/file > variable to a SAS Macro variable?

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