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

 From "Austin Nichols" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Creating a local macro with a colon Date Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:28:01 -0400

Don't you just want
local r "//myserver.ac.uk/"
dir `r'Research
dir `r'Stats
?  I.e. there's no reason to put a colon in the name of the macro, and
it is not allowed in any case.

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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