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st: notes lost in append


From   Devra Golbe <dgolbe@optonline.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: notes lost in append
Date   Fri, 07 May 2004 16:27:41 -0400

I would like to append two data files each having notes. As the output below indicates, notes from the "using" file are evidently not retained when the master file already contains notes on the same variable. The same is true for a note attached to the file as a whole: while it is possible to have multiple notes, if the master file contains such notes, none are retained from the using file.

Does anyone know of a work-around?

Thanks,
Devra

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. use "C:\Stata8\auto.dta"
(1978 Automobile Data)

. keep if foreign==0
(22 observations deleted)

. notes
. note: these are the domestic obs
. note make: TS created in Domestic file
. note price: TS created in Domestic file
. save autoD, replace
file autoD.dta saved

. notes

_dta:
1. these are the domestic obs
make:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in Domestic file
price:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in Domestic file
. clear

. use "C:\Stata8\auto.dta"
(1978 Automobile Data)

. keep if foreign==1
(52 observations deleted)

. notes

. note: these are the foreign obs
. note: this is a second note attached to the foreign file
. note make: TS created in Foreign file
. note make: this is a 2nd note attached to make in the Foreign file
. note mpg: TS created in foreign file

. save autoF, replace
file autoF.dta saved

. notes
_dta:
1. these are the foreign obs
2. this is a second note attached to the foreign file
make:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in Foreign file
2. this is a 2nd note attached to make in the Foreign file
mpg:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in foreign file

. append using "D:\Documents and Settings\Devra\My Documents\TEMP\autoD.dta"
(label origin already defined)

. notes
_dta:
1. these are the foreign obs
2. this is a second note attached to the foreign file
make:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in Foreign file
2. this is a 2nd note attached to make in the Foreign file
price:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in Domestic file
mpg:
1. 7 May 2004 16:19 created in foreign file




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