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Passing using name and password as global variable from input file in SAS Enteprise

Posted on 2014-02-24
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I would like to pass my username and password as a global variable being read in from an Excel spreadsheet so it is not hard-coded in programs.

Can someone tell me how to do this? When hardcoding the variable I use this:

%Let USR = MYNAME;
%Let ORAPW = 'MYNAME#7';

How can I code this so I can read "MYNAME" and "MYNAME#7" from an input file and assign it to the global variable?
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by:Geert Gruwez
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what programming language or what database are you referring to

global variables of the os or of the program ?
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I am using SAS.  I was able to use the concatention and build the macro.

This worked for me.  USR and ORAPW were read in from an Excel Spreadsheet using Import. The name of the spreadsheet was myLogin and thus the name of the table created was myLogin with the two fields.  By adding the quotes around the Password which contained a special character "#", the connect to Oracle worked.

CONNECT TO ORACLE AS EDS(user=&USR. pw=&ORAPW PATH='myPath');

Data hold_login;
      Set myLogin(KEEP=USR ORAPW);
      string1 ="'"||ORAPW||"'";
      call symput("USR", USR);
    call symput("ORAPW", string1);
run;
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by:morinia
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This was how I was able to resolve the problem.  It worked for me.
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