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st: micombine error message: no row identifier

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Subject   st: micombine error message: no row identifier
Date   Thu, 30 Sep 2004 8:08:21 -0500

Greetings.  I am trying to use micombine, part of the multiple imputation features mentioned recently in 4-3.  When I run the program, I get the following error message:  "no row-identifier variable found -- data may have incorrect format".

Context:  I am using the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances.  The imputed values are already calculated, and I have a variable that tracks the imputation (number 1 through 5).  The variable is a numeric format, but given the error about formatting, I converted it to integer and string formats, but still no luck.  I am in Stata/SE 8.2.  I have until this point been using the Stata macro from the survey codebook, but micombine gives me more functionality.

I am assuming that there is some simple trick here that I'm missing, or else I completely don't understand this at all.  I looked at the ado file and found where the error message was being generated, but I'm not a real programmer and much of what I saw was beyond my skill set.

Any suggestions would be useful.

Rick Rogers
Stata neophyte

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