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Re: st: confirm


From   Philip Ryan <philip.ryan@adelaide.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: confirm
Date   Tue, 8 Mar 2005 17:16:04 +1030

Keith,

use  -set varabbrev off-

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. set varabbrev on

. confirm var mak

. set varabbrev off

. confirm var mak
variable mak not found
r(111);


see -help set-

Phil


Quoting Keith Dear <keith.dear@anu.edu.au>:

> 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...
>
> ==========================================================
> Dr Keith B.G. Dear
> Senior Fellow in Biostatistics
> National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)


-- 
Philip Ryan
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health
University of Adelaide
5005 South Australia
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