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Date:         Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:25:39 +0000
Reply-To:     toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Macro question
Comments: To: mpajoh@odot.org
In-Reply-To:  <OFF752C4C9.A4D6B3BD-ON8625741D.006468D0-8625741D.0064ADDF@fd9ns01.okladot.state.ok.us>
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call execute( '%test(' || Put( _N_ , Best12. ) || ')' ) ;

Toby Dunn

"Don't bail. The best gold is at the bottom of barrels of crap." Randy Pausch

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> Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:21:45 -0500 > From: mpajoh@ODOT.ORG > Subject: Re: Macro question > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > > OK, but I do not know how to do that. > Any hints? > > > > > > toby dunn > 03/31/2008 01:15 PM > > To > , > cc > > Subject > RE: Macro question > > > > > > > _N_ is a numeric and you havent told SAS in your call execuet statement > how to convert it, so it does an automatic conversion for you to a > character value. > > Toby Dunn > > "Don't bail. The best gold is at the bottom of barrels of crap." > Randy Pausch > > "Be prepared. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity." > Randy Pausch > > >> Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:09:22 -0500 >> From: mpajoh@ODOT.ORG >> Subject: Macro question >> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >> >> The following: >> %macro test(nn); >> %if ( mod(&nn.,2)!=0 ) %then %put "&nn is an odd number"; >> %mend test; >> >> data a; >> do i=1 to 20; output; end; >> run; >> data _null_; >> set a; >> call execute('%test('|| _N_ ||');'); >> run; >> >> returns: >> NOTE: Numeric values have been converted to character values at the > places >> given by: (Line):(Column). >> 52:29 >> ERROR: Required operator not found in expression: ( mod(&nn.,2)!=0 ) >> . >> . >> . >> why? >> >> Masoud > > Test your Star IQ Play now!

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