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Double, No Triple Check those %STPBEGIN and %STPEND macros from Enterprise Guide

Submitted by on 2011-09-23 – 6:00 AM 4 Comments

Be very aware of when the %STPBEGIN and %STPEND macros are & are not needed in your SAS Stored Process. When opening a stored processes directly from Enterprise Guide to make modifications, the ‘Include Code for’ option to reinsert these two macros is automatically turned back on. So even if you have turned it off previously, always make sure that if you do not need them the option is off.

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Angela Hall manages an implementation team at SAS Institute Inc. to provide customers with analytic focused solutions which uncover hidden patterns in their data to assist in eliminating waste and fraud. A SAS user since 1995, Angela holds SAS BASE and BI Content Developer Certifications. Angela blogs about SAS Business Intelligence software tips and has coauthored two books “Building Business Intelligence Using SAS®” and "The 50 Keys to Learning SAS Stored Processes".
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  • Thanks Angela! I do wish that EG was more descriptive about what these macros did, because if this setting is incorrect the whole stored process will not work.

  • Anthony says:

    Great info, thanks!

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