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st: Re: Using Stata 8 data files in Stata 6


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Using Stata 8 data files in Stata 6
Date   Mon, 9 Jun 2003 20:48:31 -0500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Chapman" <chapman@deakin.edu.au>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 7:40 PM
Subject: st: Using Stata 8 data files in Stata 6


> Many thanks for help on my previous query.  I hope someone can help me
with
> this one:
>
> I've been trying to use a Stata 8 data file in Stata 6, but keep getting
> the error message "file not Stata format".  Is there a (relatively easy)
> way of transforming Stata 8 files so that they are able to be used in
Stata
> 6 ?
>
> The command 'saveold' saves Stata 8 data in Stata 7 format, and doesn't
> help in using Stata 6, or so it appears.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
>
> Adam Chapman

How about -outsheet- in Stata 8 followed by -insheet- in Stata 6.

Scott




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