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SAS® 9 Macro Language Reference

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
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Document File: 319 page(s) / 2M

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SAS® 9

Macro Language Reference



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. SAS ® 9 Macro Language: Reference. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9 Macro Language: Reference

Copyright © 2002 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA


ISBN 1-58025-998-7
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Contents

P A R T 1 Understanding and Using the Macro Facility 1

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Macro Facility 3

Getting Started with the Macro Facility 3 Replacing Text Strings Using Macro Variables 4 Generating SAS Code Using Macros 5
More Advanced Macro Techniques 8
Other Features of the Macro Language 9

Chapter 2 SAS Programs and Macro Processing 11

Introduction to SAS Programs and Macro Processing 11

How SAS Processes Statements without Macro Activity 12

How SAS Processes Statements with Macro Activity 14

Chapter 3 Macro Variables 19

Introduction to Macro Variables 19

Macro Variables Defined by SAS 20

Macro Variables Defined by Users 22

Using Macro Variables 25

Displaying Macro Variable Values 28

Referencing Macro Variables Indirectly 29

Manipulating Macro Variable Values with Macro Functions 30

Chapter 4 Macro Processing 33

Introduction to Macro Processing 33

Defining and Calling Macros 33

How the Macro Processor Compiles a Macro Definition 34

How the Macro Processor Executes a Com...