Taking Control and Keeping It: Creating and Using Conditionally Executable SAS Code

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Abstract

Have you ever wanted to selectively execute chunks of program code? Do you want to leave debugging statements in your program for future debugging sessions while preventing their execution without commenting them manually? Would you like your program to automatically start at a specified time or perhaps delay the start for some period of time? Do you want to have error conditions in one step determine which, if any, of the remaining parts of the program are to be executed? These concepts and others will be discussed in the context of controlling how and when all or a portion of a program runs using conditionally executable SAS code.


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