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Date:         Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:58:02 -0500
Reply-To:     "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Richard A. DeVenezia" <rdevenezia@WILDBLUE.NET>
Subject:      Re: need help with Proc PMENU and getting values
Comments: To: FPAStatman <>
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FPAStatman wrote: > I have this simple program, in which I want to be able to choose an > option and pass it into a macro variable for future use. the problem > is, the Call Symput portion of the program doesn't run until the end, > which makes the whole thing rather useless. Can anyone please tell me > what I am doing wrong? > Thank you

Code a %let as your dialog action. Submitting a macro invocation that generates a data step to assign a macro variable value via symput is way too roundabout.

--------------- LIBNAME menu "%sysfunc(pathname(WORK))";

PROC PMENU CATALOG=menu.menus; MENU try1; ITEM 'Group1' MENU=pull_down_menu; MENU pull_down_menu; ITEM 'Group1 A' DIALOG=a1; ITEM 'Group1 B' DIALOG=a2; DIALOG a1 '%%let Option=%1;end;'; TEXT #1 @2 'Select your option:'; RADIOBOX DEFAULT=1; RBUTTON #3 @5 'Option #1' SUBSTITUTE='opt_a1_1'; RBUTTON #4 @5 'Option #2' SUBSTITUTE='opt_a1_2'; RBUTTON #5 @5 'Option #3' SUBSTITUTE='opt_a1_3'; DIALOG a2 '%%let Option=%1;end;'; TEXT #1 @2 'Select your Option:'; RADIOBOX DEFAULT=1; RBUTTON #3 @5 'Option #1' SUBSTITUTE='opt_a2_1'; RBUTTON #4 @5 'Option #2' SUBSTITUTE='opt_a2_2'; RBUTTON #5 @5 'Option #3' SUBSTITUTE='opt_a2_3'; run; %MACRO slct(optn); DATA null; CALL SYMPUT('selopt',&optn); RUN; %MEND;

%WINDOW showmenu menu=menu.menus.try1 rows=40 columns=80 #1 @1 'Right click to make a selection' #5 @10 'Welcome to this trial SAS program' ATTR=highlight COLOR=blue #15 @20 'Select option to continue' COLOR=blue ; %DISPLAY showmenu;

%put Option=&Option; ---------------

Richard A. DeVenezia

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