# Re: st: Creating a local macro with a colon

 From "Friedrich Huebler" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Creating a local macro with a colon Date Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:54:00 -0400

I am sorry, but I don't see how that requires the colon to be part of
system.

Friedrich

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Adrian Sayers <adriansayers@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I am working in two locations, and in one location i have complete
>  acess to the whole server, and the file path starts R:Research in the
>  other location which i work a few day a week the path starts R:Stats I
>  thought the easiest way to solve this was to specify the server name
>  instead and this would solve all my problems. So i was going to change
>  the R: to the name of the server. This would solve all my problems.
>
>  Thanks
>
>
>
>  On 21/04/2008, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  >  Out of curiosity, why do you need a macro name with a colon?
>  >
>  >
>  >  Friedrich
>  >
>  >
>  >  On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Adrian Sayers <adriansayers@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  > Dear all,
>  >  >
>  >  >  I am having trouble creating a macro with a colon.
>  >  >
>  >  >  I have just started working in two locations and in essence the server
>  >  >  name is a little different in each place.
>  >  >
>  >  >  in essence i want to delcare a macro which is `R:' followed by a string
>  >  >
>  >  >  like this:
>  >  >
>  >  >  local R: "\\myserver.ac.uk\myfolder"
>  >  >
>  >  >  di "`R:'"
>  >  >  \\myserver.ac.uk\myfolder
>  >  >
>  >  >  however i get this error message
>  >  >
>  >  >  "\\myserver.ac.uk\myfolder not allowed
>  >  >
>  >  >  I know that local macros have extended functions which use colons is
>  >  >  there any way of getting round this?
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