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SAS Macro Dynamics

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SAS® Macro Dynamics -
From Simple Basics to Powerful Invocations

Rick Andrews, Office of Research, Development, and Information, Baltimore, MD
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

ABSTRACT

The SAS Macro Facility offers a mechanism for expanding and customizing the functionality of the SAS System. It allows for the abbreviation of a large amount of program code conveniently and makes textual substitutions easy. The facility contains a programming language enables the execution of small sections of a program or entire steps conditionally. This paper assumes a basic knowledge of the DATA step and the use of programming logic. It will provide simple to dynamics views of the powerful capabilities of SAS macros.

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Also presented as Paper 039-31: SAS® Macro Dynamics - From Simple Basics to Powerful Invocations at SUGI 31 in 2006.