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*[[Before You Get Started: A Macro Language Preview in Three Parts]]
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* [[Before You Get Started: A Macro Language Preview in Three Parts]]
*[[SAS Macro Dynamics: from Simple Basics to Powerful Invocations]]
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* [[Job Security: Using the SAS® Macro Language to Full Advantage]]
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* [[Macro Design Bugs How to Create Avoid and Destroy|Paper 252-30: Macro Bugs - How to Create, Avoid and Destroy Them]]
*[[Macro Design Bugs How to Create Avoid and Destroy|Paper 252-30: Macro Bugs - How to Create, Avoid and Destroy Them]]
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* [[Nine Steps to Get Started using SAS® Macros]]
*[[Nine Steps to Get Started using SAS® Macros]]
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* [[SAS Macro Dynamics: from Simple Basics to Powerful Invocations]]
*[[A Tutorial on the SAS® Macro Language]]
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* [[SAS® Macro Programming Tips and Techniques]]
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* [[A Tutorial on the SAS® Macro Language]]
 
**[[:Category:Macro Language Papers|more macro language papers]]
 
**[[:Category:Macro Language Papers|more macro language papers]]
  

Revision as of 09:23, 28 September 2017

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Macro language is a facility for generating SAS code programmatically. The macro language variables, functions and statements are interpreted by the macro processor as a SAS program is being parsed at compile time. The text that is generated (resolved) by the macro language can then be interpreted as SAS code and run by the SAS compiler.

Syntax

In SAS code, macro variables begin with an ampersand symbol ( & ) and end with a period (.) or before any character that cannot be used in a variable name. Meanwhile macro functions and macro statements start with a percent symbol ( % ) and end with a closing parenthesis ( ) ) for functions or a semicolon ( ; ) for statements.

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Papers

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