No, no, I was the one with the half-baked solution. I was merely pointing
out that I was attempting to solve a problem one way ( half-baked because it
didn't work, mixing macro and data step ) and Puddin' Man suggested an
entirely new solution that did work.
Please understand that I'm appreciative of each suggestion / solution
provided; each one is an opportunity to broaden my knowledge of SAS.
Sent: August 3, 2001 4:40 AM
Subject: Re: v8.2 macro question - passing the contents of a data
step variabl e to a macro
I showed you and Puddin'Man in a private email that the following
statement is definitely not true
"Adding call symput( ) doesn't help since the symput'ed variable isn't
available until the data step completes.".
Then I asked you what do you want to achieve with your program because
you did not explain it. And you did not answer.
"Therein lies the real beauty of this list; the ability of folks to
the problem and suggest a real solution rather than the sometimes
one that promoted the question in the first place."
If you would like to indicate that me is under the latter folks (the
half-baked ones) I really can't follow you.