Types of Errors in SAS - Summary of Types of Errors That...

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Summary of Types of Errors That SAS Recognizes SAS performs error processing during both the compilation and the execution phases of SAS processing. You can debug SAS programs by understanding processing messages in the SAS log and then fixing your code. You can use the DATA Step Debugger to detect logic errors in a DATA step during execution. SAS recognizes five types of errors. TYPES OF ERRORS Type of Error When This Error Occurs When the Error Is Detected syntax when programming statements do not conform to the rules of the SAS language compile time semantic when the language element is correct, but the element might not be valid for a particular usage compile or execution time execution- time when SAS attempts to execute a program and execution fails execution time data when data values are invalid execution time macro- related when you use the macro facility incorrectly macro compile time or execution time, DATA, or PROC step compile time or execution time SYNTAX ERRORS

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