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From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Using Stata 8 data files in Stata 6
Date   Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:49:38 +0100

At 13:24 10/06/03 +1000, Adam Chapman wrote:
Many thanks Scott and Jisheng, Outsheet/Insheet has worked.
Adam

And, if you want to transfer variable labels, value labels and formats across from Stata 8 to Stata 6 too, then you might like to use my -descsave- package, downloadable from SSC, which is an extended version of -describe- and writes a Stata program to reconstruct these variable attriutes. In Stata, type -ssc desc descsave- to find out more.

Best wishes

Roger


At 08:48 PM 6/9/2003 -0500, you wrote:
----- 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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