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From   "Webb.Bayard" <Bayard.Webb@igt.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Fwd: lookup in second dataset
Date   Wed, 25 Jun 2003 08:47:31 -0700

Thank you. I seem to have jumped the gun in going to the List community
without exhausting the manuals and FAQs. The section in [U] left me a little
desperate while [R] has a perfect example.

Bayard




-----Original Message-----
From: Kit Baum [mailto:baum@bc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:21 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Fwd: lookup in second dataset


Bayard asked:

>
> Hi, I'm a new Stata user with a merge problem.
>
> I have one data set (call it A) with a variable that needs to be 
> defined in
> terms of the observations in a second data set (B). I don't know if 
> this can
> be done with a single command or if it needs to be programmed.
> Basically, B is a lookup table. I need to lookup the contents of an A 
> var in
> B, and return the value of a different B var corresponding to the same 
> data
> point.
>
please see

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/characteristics.html

Kit

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