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Re: st: Coping with strings longer than 80 variables


From   wgould@stata.com (William Gould, Stata)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Coping with strings longer than 80 variables
Date   Mon, 04 Aug 2003 08:06:57 -0500

Jolene Skordis <Jolene.Skordis@lshtm.ac.uk> writes, 

> I have a dataset containing open ended questions that were captured
> verbatim.  As a result, when I try to open the dataset I keep getting an
> error message saying "data contains strings longer than 80 characters".

If this is happening on -use-, 

        . use svydata
        data containts strings longer than 80 characters
        r(459);

then the dataset was created by Stata/SE (which allows string variables up to
244 characters long) and you will need to use Stata/SE to process it.
For information on Stata/SE, type 

        . whelp SpecialEdition

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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