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st: RE: easy question ... merge

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: easy question ... merge
Date   Fri, 13 Feb 2004 13:12:47 -0000

. pwd 

to see that you are working in the same folder
as the files in question. 

. dir *.dta

to see what data files are in that folder. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of sgsr100
> Sent: 13 February 2004 12:53
> To:
> Subject: st: easy question ... merge
> Dear statalist,
> Perhaps is an easy question. I am trying to merge one variable from a
> data set calle fm2m in other dataset named "mother".
> I know  that first I have to 
> sort based on the variables I have chosen to paste (in both dataset)
> then merge[varlist] using filename
> but when I trying to merge there is a message that indicates 
> file "fm2m"
> not found.
> The problem is that the file it exists, and I have it in the 
> same folder
> that I have the other dataset named "mother". I have already 
> checked as
> well, if there is any space in the name of the file, etc.
> What do you suggest I am doing wrong?

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