Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 13:09:16 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Nested Data Accesses?
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Hello. I'm relatively new to SAS but have a pretty good understanding
of it. I am having difficulty with something... I have:
getnum is a macro whose contents are a proc sql to grab the values
that I need to use to update temp. SAS claims that var1 and var2 are
invalid statements or out of place (error 180-322). After much
debugging I discovered that if I remove the call to getnum, it works
fine (although I do not have my val1 and val2). This seems to
indicate that a proc sql nested inside a data step is not allowed...
Essentially what I need to do is update some data with values
calculated based on existing data in a different set. Is this even
possible? If so, does anybody have any suggestions on how to go about