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Re: st: merging panel datasets


From   Daniel Egan <dp.egan@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: merging panel datasets
Date   Fri, 1 Oct 2004 19:20:57 -0400

Hi Sarah, 

What error message are you returning? If your data is not -sort-ed,
Stata will not merge them.

i.e. 
(In using data)
sort name lastname year
save ........using.dta

use master.dta
sort name lastname year
merge name lastname year using "......using.dta"



> I am trying to merge 2 panel datasets. But I want to use more than one
> variable, name and lastname year as merging criteria. I tried
> merge name lastname year using x
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