How do I create a compiled macro in SAS?

Compiling and Storing a Macro Definition

  1. Use the STORE option in the %MACRO statement.
  2. Set the MSTORED system option to enable the stored compiled macro facility.
  3. Assign the SASMSTORE option to specify the SAS library that contains or will contain the catalog of stored compiled SAS macros.

What is macro language in SAS?

The SAS macro language is a very versatile and useful tool. It is often used to reduce the amount of regular SAS code and it facilitates passing information from one procedure to another procedure. Furthermore, we can use it to write SAS programs that are “dynamic” and flexible.

What is a macro variable in SAS?

Macro variables are tools that enable you to dynamically modify the text in a SAS program through symbolic substitution. You can assign large or small amounts of text to macro variables, and after that, you can use that text by simply referencing the variable that contains it.

How many ways can you create a macro variable in SAS?

3 Easy Ways to Create a Macro Variable in SAS

  • In SAS, you create a macro variable with the %LET macro statement, the CALL SYMPUT routine, or the PROC SQL INTO clause.
  • The easiest way to create a macro variable in SAS is by using the %LET Macro Statement.

What is SAS Open code?

Open code is the code you write or the instructions you provide to the SAS system every day. When you write a PROC, you are telling the SAS system how to analyze a data set. A DATA step is a set of instructions for the SAS system (or the DATA step compiler) on how to build a data set.

When you submit a call to a compiled macro what happens?

When you submit a call to a compiled macro, what happens? First, the macro processor checks all macro programming statements in the macro for syntax errors. Then the macro processor executes all statements in the macro. he macro processor executes compiled macro programming statements.