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Re: st: Appending files when variables differ in their types


From   gcruces@worldbank.org
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Appending files when variables differ in their types
Date   Thu, 10 Oct 2002 16:00:33 -0400

Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 12:08:07 -0700
From: Steven Dubnoff <sdubnoff@circlesys.com>

>Since you are coming from dBASE with Stat/Transfer, you may want to handle
>this in Stat/Transfer.  I suggest that you first go from dBASE to delimited
>ASCII, which will give you much more control over variable types.

As Steve suggests, probably the best solution is "forcin" a string in
Stat/Transfer, and then destring-ing (force) later

Thanks

best,

Guillermo


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