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st: help with record length problem


From   "Scott Talkington" <talkings@osf1.gmu.edu>
To   "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: help with record length problem
Date   Tue, 29 Oct 2002 17:10:30 -0500

I'm attempting to read in some Census data with a fixed format infile
dictionary.  The file has a record length of 12000.  I either get an error
telling me that the record is too long, or if I define lrecl specifically a
message that 12000 isn't allowed.  (The limit appears to be something like
7,999?)  Anyway, I can't find any documentation on record length limits or
limits to the allowed number for lrecl in the infile statement.  Any ideas?
Is there a workaround, or correction?

--Scott Talkington
talkings@mason.gmu.edu


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