|Automatic Macro Variables|
|Type:||Automatic macro variable (read only)|
The value of SYSERRORTEXT is the text of the last error message generated in the SAS log. For a list of SYSERR warnings and errors, see SYSERR Automatic Macro Variable.
Note: If the last error message text that was generated contains an & or % and you are using the %PUT statement, you must use the %SUPERQ macro quoting function to mask the special characters to prevent further resolution of the value. The following example uses the %PUT statement and the %SUPERQ macro quoting function:
For more information, see %SUPERQ Function .
This example creates an error message:
When these statements are executed, the following record is written to the SAS log:
1 data NULL; 2 set doesnotexist; ERROR: File WORK.DOESNOTEXIST.DATA does not exist. 3 run; NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors. WARNING: The data set WORK.NULL might be incomplete. When this step was stopped there were 0 observations and 0 variables. NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time): real time 11.16 seconds cpu time 0.07 seconds 4 %put &syserrortext; File WORK.DOESNOTEXIST.DATA does not exist.