Solved

Delete an external file

Posted on 2011-02-16
3
554 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Hi,

Code below will not work. Can't find the problem.

Tx
DATA _NULL_ ;
    %LET XX1 = c:\Data\xx1.xls ;
    %LET XX2 = c:\Data\xx2.xls ;
    %LET XX3 = c:\Data\xx3.xls ;
RUN ;

%MACRO checkFile (bestand = ) ;
    %IF %SYSFUNC(fileexist(&bestand)) = 0 %THEN %DO ;
	%END ;
    %ELSE %DO ; 
    	FILENAME MFile &bestand  ;
         DATA _NULL_ ;
	   rc = FDELETE(&bestand) ;
	RUN ;

	FILENAME &bestand CLEAR ;
	%END ;
%MEND checkFile ;

%checkFile(bestand = &xx1) ;
%checkFile(bestand = &xx2) ;
%checkFile(bestand = &xx3) ;

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:sonmic
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:theartfuldazzler
ID: 34906607
Hi

A few problems, mostly linked to quotation marks.
 
%Let work = %SYSFUNC(PATHNAME(WORK));
%put &work;

DATA _NULL_ ;
    %LET XX1 = "&work\xx1.xls" ;
    %LET XX2 = "&work\xx2.xls" ;
    %LET XX3 = "&work\xx3.xls" ;
RUN ;

%MACRO checkFile (bestand = ) ;
    %IF %SYSFUNC(fileexist(&bestand)) = 0 %THEN %DO ;
	%END ;
    %ELSE %DO ; 
	    
    	FILENAME MFile &bestand  ;
         DATA _NULL_ ;
	   rc = FDELETE("MFILE") ;
	RUN ;

	FILENAME MFILE CLEAR ;
	%END ;
%MEND checkFile ;
options mprint;
%checkFile(bestand = &xx1) ;
%checkFile(bestand = &xx2) ;
%checkFile(bestand = &xx3) ;

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
theartfuldazzler earned 500 total points
ID: 34906619
PS - if you change the first line to:

%l;et work = c:\Data;

then you should have the equivalent code.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Aloysius Low
ID: 34906771
if after trying what theartfuldazzler has said and is still not working, please post the log.

it's always easier to look at the log and help
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction: I have seen many questions on EE and elsewhere, asking about how to find either gaps in lists of numbers (id field, usually) ranges of values or dates overlapping date ranges combined date ranges I thought it would be a good …
Entity Framework is a powerful tool to help you interact with the DataBase but still doesn't help much when we have a Stored Procedure that returns more than one resultset. The solution takes some of out-of-the-box thinking; read on!
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now