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padhumainframe

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: SAS Return Code 12
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HI,

How do i get a return code of 12 from a SAS macro. I just use SAS to compare 2 flat files that are sorted. I need to test for a return code 12.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject:
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So where does this return code 12 come from and where do you want to test for it.

You need to learn to explain EXACTLY what it is that you want.

Besides, why are you using SAS to do this when a perfectly good IBM utility already exists.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,
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How do i get a return code of 12 from a SAS macro.

Code:
%MACRO RC12;   /* DEFINE MACRO */
  %ABORT 12;
%MEND;     

%RC12;     /*CALL MACRO */


http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/mcrolref/61885/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a002475061.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SAS Return Code 12
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Hi EXPAT,

I need to get that return code of 12 for a JCL executing a BASE SAS Macro to Compare two files.

As u mentioned, this could have been done using an IBM utility but still the requirement is to use a SAS Macro and produce an output file that contains only changed data.

I Dont get any problem in the JCL executing succesfully and creating a changed data file. But i need this to satisfy a test scenario by getting a return code of 12..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject:
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May I suggest that you compare the resource consumed by both methods and see how much difference there is.

And who set this requirement ???
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject:
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a BASE SAS Macro to Compare two files.

Show what this macro does, someone might be able to help you modify it. There is not predefined standard macro in SAS to compare 2 flat files.
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