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Tips:Using the SAS V9 CALL SYMPUTX Routine

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The SAS V9 CALL SYMPUTX routine can save you keystrokes and lead to leaner, cleaner SAS programs. Instead of using:

call symput('MACROVAR',trim(left(charvar)));

to load a SAS macro variable with a character string that might contain blanks, you could use SYMPUTX instead:

call symputX('MACROVAR',charvar);

Submitted by Michael A. Raithel. Contact me at my Discussion Page.

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