GROOVY Procedure



Required Arguments

Groovy file name
specifies the name of the Groovy file that is to be parsed by the EXECUTE command.
specifies the name of a fileref that is to be parsed by the EXECUTE command.

Optional Arguments

parses the Groovy statement in the specified Groovy file or fileref into a groovy.lang.Script object, but does not run it. The arguments are aliases for each other.
specifies arguments that are passed to the code that is being executed.


The EXECUTE command reads the contents of the file that is specified as either a quoted string path or as a fileref. The contents are then parsed into a groovy.lang.Script object, and the Run method is called on the Script. If one of the LOAD, PARSEONLY, or NORUN options is present, then this command parses the file contents into a Class object but does not run it. Any classes that are defined by the Groovy code are then available for use by PROC GROOVY statements or by Java DATA Step Objects.
EXEC is an alias for the EXECUTE command.
Note: If you used an EXEC PARSEONLY command to compile a file into a Class, then you must submit a CLASS command so that changes to that file are honored by future EXEC PARSEONLY commands. If you do not submit the CLEAR command, then any changes that you made to the file after you issued the EXEC PARSEONLY command are not included by subsequent submissions of the EXEC PARSEONLY command. You can use the GroovyScriptEngine Class if you need to use reloadable scripts.