⨳ getOption ⨳

August 18, 2014

SAS has a number of system options that we can access through dictionary tables (or sashelp v-tables) or with the built-in getoption function.

For a given option, I’d like to be able to return the value through a macro call. Something like line_width=%getOption(LINESIZE);.

%macro getOption(optname);
%global getOption_value;
%let getOption_value=Specified option not found;
data _null_;
	call symput('getOption_value', getoption("&OPTNAME"));
run;
&getOption_value;
%mend;

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