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st: confirm


From   Keith Dear <keith.dear@anu.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: confirm
Date   Tue, 08 Mar 2005 15:02:47 +1100

How do I confirm that a variable exists with exactly the name I state, not as an abbreviation? If I say -cap confirm var x3- but I have a variable x30, then I get _rc==0 even though x3 does not exist.

I'll give the context, in case there's a better way. Here's what I am trying to do:

forval i=1/52 {
cap confirm var x`i'
if _rc!=0 gen x`i'=.
}

This NEARLY works...

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