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Macro Question

Macro Question

Macro Question

I have a table that has a Character field that I am trying to insert a macro into:
The macros are

%let blending1 = INDIES15;
%let blending2 = SUPERCHAINS15;
%let blending3 = INDIES13;
%let blending4 = STORES14;

The table is
NETWORK_PHARMACIES integer, BLENDING1 integer, BLENDING2 integer, BLENDING3 integer,BLENDING4 integer)) by odbc;

execute (insert into ACCESS_DENSITY_ADV_NETWORK
select "21: BLENDING1 &BLENDING1", 0, 0, 0 ,0 ,0 ,0)  by odbc;
execute (insert into ACCESS_DENSITY_ADV_NETWORK
select "22: BLENDING2 &BLENDING2", 0, 0, 0 ,0 ,0 ,0)  by odbc;
execute (insert into ACCESS_DENSITY_ADV_NETWORK
select "23: BLENDING3 &BLENDING3", 0, 0, 0 ,0 ,0 ,0)  by odbc;
execute (insert into ACCESS_DENSITY_ADV_NETWORK
select "24: BLENDING4 &BLENDING4", 0, 0, 0 ,0 ,0 ,0)  by odbc;

the macro will not resolve unless I put them in double quotes when I insert into the table, but if I do, it will not insert and gives me the following error
ERROR: CLI execute error: [NCR][Teradata RDBMS] Cannot resolve column '22: BLENDING2 SUPERCHAINS15'. Specify table or view.

Any suggestions will be appreciated


RE: Macro Question

Try this:

%let blending1 = 'INDIES15';
execute (insert into ACCESS_DENSITY_ADV_NETWORK
select '21: BLENDING1 ' || &BLENDING1, 0, 0, 0 ,0 ,0 ,0)  by odbc;

%let blending1 = '21: BLENDING1 INDIES15';
execute (insert into ACCESS_DENSITY_ADV_NETWORK
select &BLENDING1, 0, 0, 0 ,0 ,0 ,0)  by odbc;

SAS would not resolve your macro in single quotes, and your database only take single quotes for string field.

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