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st: RE: maximum number of characters in string variables


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: maximum number of characters in string variables
Date   Mon, 12 Aug 2002 11:50:34 +0100

Durnev, Artyom
> 
> I need to download a string variable which is 120 
> characters long. STATA only allows me to have 80 
> characters. The rest of the characters get truncated. Is it 
> possible to download really long strings?

If you upgrade to Stata/SE, you can get 
string variables up to 244 characters long. 
Otherwise 80 is the limit. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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