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Date:         Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:51:11 +0000
Reply-To:     "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/OCOO/ITSO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/OCOO/ITSO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject:      Re: Conditional Macro
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SAS does not speak the natural language English nor grok the initial letters of shaking head Yes or No.

instead use boolean:

%let Gastro=1;

%If &Gastro. %then %do;

Ron Fehd logical macro maven

> -----Original Message----- > From: [] > On Behalf Of Adams, Nicholas > Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:45 AM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Conditional Macro > > I have a program that has a series of data steps and proc sqls. I have one > section of it that I want to run if a condition is true. I set a macro variable > called gastro at the begining of the code to be either Y of N. I cant seen to > get the syntax right of running the section of code conditionally. > > > example > > %let Gastro='Y'; > > Proc Sql and Data steps > > %if &Gastro=Y %then %do; > > Data Steps > > %end; > > Rest of Proc Sql and Data Steps > > > > > Thanks, Nick > > > Email Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this transmission is > confidential, proprietary or privileged and may be subject to protection > under the law, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability > Act (HIPAA). > > The message is intended for the sole use of the individual or entity to whom > it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that > any use, distribution or copying of the message is strictly prohibited and may > subject you to criminal or civil penalties. If you received this transmission in > error, please contact the sender immediately by replying to this email and > delete the material from any computer.

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