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Date:         Fri, 16 May 2008 13:09:16 -0700
Reply-To:     Laptop765@GMAIL.COM
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From:         Laptop765@GMAIL.COM
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: data temp; set olddata; %getnum(param) var1=&val1; var2=&val2; run;

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 doing it?

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