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SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Michele M. Burlew

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Chapter 5 Understanding Macro Symbol Tables and the Processing of Macro Programs

Introduction

Understanding Macro Symbol Tables

Understanding the Global Macro Symbol Table

Understanding Local Macro Symbol Tables

Working with Global Macro Variables and Local Macro Variables

Defining the Domain of a Macro Variable by Using the %GLOBAL or %LOCAL Macro Language Statements

Processing of Macro Programs

How a Macro Program Is Compiled

How a Macro Program Executes

 

Introduction

As your macro programming applications become more complex, an understanding of the technical aspects of macro processing becomes more important. This knowledge will likely speed up development and debugging of your programs.

This chapter continues the discussion of the technical ...

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