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Re: st: Re: Question about merging two datasets |

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Sun, 31 Aug 2003 18:03:21 -0400 |

What if I have other variables besides city and income in dataset A and dataset B (and they are different variables in each dataset) but I only want to merge in the matching incomes from dataset B to replace the incorrect ones in dataset A (i.e. I want to leave alone the rest of the variables in dataset A)? Thanks again for the assistance. Mike Quoting Michael Blasnik <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>: > This appears to be a most basic merge. > > assuming that dataset A is already sorted by city, then: > > use B > sort city > merge city using A > > > These commands will result in a combined dataset where the value of income > from B takes precedence. > > Michael Blasnik > michael.blasnik@verizon.net > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Michael Horowitz" <horowitz@fas.harvard.edu> > To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> > Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 4:08 PM > Subject: st: Question about merging two datasets > > > > I have a problem that I was wondering if someone out there could help me > > with. I have two datasets. Lets call them dataset A and dataset B. > > Dataset A contains contains two variables, <city> and <income>. Dataset > B > > also contains two variables, <city> and <income>. Dataset A is much > > larger than Dataset B and the data in Dataset B is more accurate than the > > data in Dataset A. Specifically, the income levels for the cities in > > dataset A are sometimes incorrect and I need to replace them with the > > correct income levels from dataset B. > > > > So I need to merge datasets A and B, matching for when the name of the > > city is the same and inserting the income score from dataset B into > > dataset A when the two disagree. > > > > I've tried the various merge commands but I cannot seem to get the > command > > right to make it work. > > > > Could someone please assist? I would be quite appreciative. > > > > Sincerely, > > Michael Horowitz > > > > > **************************************************************************** > ******************************* > > > > Michael Horowitz > > 78 Kirkland Street, #1 > > Cambridge, MA 02138 > > > > > > * > > * For searches and help try: > > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Question about merging two datasets***From:*Michael Horowitz <horowitz@fas.harvard.edu>

**st: Re: Question about merging two datasets***From:*"Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>

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