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outdat[varlist] using filename [, replace type(packagelist)] nostring
outdat writes data to a disk file in ASCII format, a format that can be read
by other programs. To read the data into other programs you need a data
dictionary, which is also produced by outdat.
The ASCII file written by outdat is called filename with the extension dat.
The data dictionary is also called filename, but with the extension for the
data dictionary of the specific software you want to use. If you want to use
SPSS, for example, the dictionary is called filename.sps.
To transfer data to a SQL-Database outdat creates a file, containing the SQL
INSERT instructions to load each row into a preexisting table. The name of
this table is the filename without the path of the file. That is, using
~/path/to/file/xyz implies "xyz" as the name for the table. To produce
SQL-Tables check out the option create.
It must be noted that some Stata features (long variable names, case
sensitivity, etc.) cannot be handled in all packages. You may use rename
before executing outdat for such data. But also note that it is easy to edit
the dictionary to fit more specific requirements of the software to which you
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