Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 11:54:48 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: 'Local' datasets in Macro?
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> From: David L Cassell
> I think that no method can be 100% perfect, particularly when
> some of these methods ar *not* atomic and hence can be ruined
> by the inadvertent creation of a new data set by a different
> process in the same library at the exact wrong time.
<sigh> are we getting close to an answer:
1 %Macro TestName(x=);
1.1 %Local TempData;
2 %Put TempData = &SysMacroName.%sysfunc(datetime(),hex16.);%Mend;
TempData = TESTNAME41D644BFBEF24DD3
note: max(length(data set name)) = 32, eh?
summary: why would you want a length(macro name) gt 16?
Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov