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I've pulled a list of about 3k Excel Documents in a folder on our network drive.

I want to loop through those documents and DDE in some information (there are about 200+ values in the document but will only list 2 of them below)

The problem im having is when there is an & or a ' in the string, it bombs out of the macro.. Ive tried the %Quote, %NRQuote, %NRBQuote, %str etc.. etc.. and still having no luck with it..

Below is a sample of the code i have:


%macro Import_I_E(Path=, Doc=, Dmod=, Tmod=, Team=);

    data _null_;
    file xlout;
        put '[error(false)]';
        put '[Open("&Path.&Doc.")]';

    Filename XLin1 DDE "Excel|&Pth.[&Doc2.]I&E inc portfolio section!R11C5";
    Filename XLin2 DDE "Excel|&Pth.[&Doc2.]I&E inc portfolio section!R12C5";

Data InData2;
    * Account Number;
        Infile XLin1 dlm='09'x notab missover dsd;
        Informat Account 10.0;
        input Account;
        Format Account 10.0;
        Infile XLin2 dlm='09'x notab missover dsd;
        Informat Date ddmmyy10.;
        input Date;
        Format Date Date9.;
    *Modify Date;
        Informat Modified_Date date9.;
        Modified_Date = &Dmod.;
        format Modified_Date date9.;
    *Modify Time;
        Informat Modified_Time time8.;
        Modified_Time = &Tmod.;
        format Modified_Time time8.;
    *Team Folder;
        Informat Team $50.;
        Team = "&Team.";
        Format Team $50.;

%mend Import_I_E;

%Import_I_E(Path=\\F\Forms\I&E forms\2011\06 June\,
            Doc=888745 -O'Shane.XLS,
            Team=Team 1);

As you can see, there is an & in the Path Variable (so every time i run it tries to compile &E, and a ' in the Doc Variable (and the possibility of an & too)).

Can anyone help me out?



RE: Quotes!

How about you don't use the quotes in your macro but in the macro-call, like so:

%Import_I_E('Path=\\F\Forms\I&E forms\2011\06 June\',
            Doc="888745 -O'Shane.XLS",
            Team=Team 1)

and then leave them out in the macro itself

put '[Open(&Path.&Doc.)]';




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