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RE: st: posting a long list


From   "FEIVESON, ALAN H. (AL) (JSC-SD) (NASA)" <alan.h.feiveson1@jsc.nasa.gov>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: posting a long list
Date   Mon, 24 Jun 2002 16:23:36 -0500

Lee, Nick, Antoine - 

That's exactly the problem - the "equals" sign. 

Now that you guys mention it, I recall a discussion on this some time ago.


Thanks to all of you!

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: Antoine Terracol [mailto:Antoine.Terracol@univ-paris1.fr]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 10:51 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: posting a long list


Hello,
I've been trapped by the "80 chars limit" many times before learning the 
trick.
You must append each name to the existing macro without the "=" sign:

local list ""
local i=1
while `i'<=100 {
                        local list "`list' `i'" <<< no "=" sign
                        local i=`i'+1
                        }

di "`list'"

Hope this helps,
Antoine

FEIVESON, ALAN H. (AL) (JSC-SD) (NASA) wrote:

>Hello - I'm trying to use -postfile- to post a long list of names stored in
>a macro (I tried both local and global). When I try to build this macro by
>appending each name, one at a time, it refuses to exceed 80 characters in
>length. 
>
>1. Is there a way to make a macro longer than 80 characters?
>
>2. Is there a way to use postfile to get around this, say by repeated
>postfile commands?
>
>Thanks
>
>Al Feiveson
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