%SYSEVALF macro function

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The %SYSEVALF macro function evaluates an arithmetic or logical expression using floating point arithmetic.

Syntax

%SYSEVALF( expression )

or

%SYSEVALF( expression , conversion )
expression should be an arithmetic or logical expression that can contain integers or floating point numbers.
conversion is one of the following keywords indicating how the evaluated result should be converted to an integer.
BOOLEAN returns 0 if the result is zero or a missing value, otherwise 1 is returned for any other result.
CEIL returns the smallest integer greater than the result.
FLOOR returns the largest integer less than the result.
INTEGER returns the result truncated to an integer.

Usage

To evaluate expressions only containing integers using integer arithmetic you can use the %EVAL macro function.

See also

SAS Support Reference Documentation

SAS Macro Language: Reference: %SYSEVALF Function 9.2, 9.3, 9.4