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Date:         Tue, 30 Aug 2011 03:31:19 -0400
Reply-To:     Peter Crawford <Peter.Crawford@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Peter Crawford <Peter.Crawford@BLUEYONDER.CO.UK>
Subject:      Re: Exiting from IML from within a macro?

I think there is syntax in IML to push a value into a macro variable. Set some value, quit IML and then, in macro environment, test that value and %abort;

good luck peterC

On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:34:13 -0700, Sprague, Webb (OFM) <Webb.Sprague@OFM.WA.GOV> wrote:

>Hi all, > >Is there any way (I don't think there is...) to abort a macro from >within PROC IML? (In other languages, I would "raise an exception" >which would propagate out of all the enclosing loops and functions.) > >As an example, something like this: > >%MACRO whatthe (IN); > proc iml; > if &IN. ^= 4.0 then do; > print 'hope so'; > abort; > end; > x=3; > print x; > quit; >%MEND; > >What happens with this is that SAS keeps processing, but IML has >aborted, so "x=3" gives weird errors. > >I would happily settle for jumping out of the proc and regaining control >after the quit statement. I would really like to just abort the macro >altogether and %PUT something to the log. > >I am not particularly hopeful about getting my wishes here, but don't >want to give up until I appeal to the ever helpful SAS-L ... > >Tx!


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