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st: RE: Access datasets created by date
I don't know an easy way to do this
from within Stata.
The details depending on what OS you are using, you could route
the results of a -dir- or -ls- to a file and process that.
It may well be easier to you to write a script in your favourite
scripting language (Perl, Python, Awk, whatever) to ensure that
files are renamed so that the names show dates more transparently,
and then to read into Stata files satisfying a given pattern.
Naturally, your set-up may prohibit that.
Alternatively, you could write something to
work out the difference between the files
there now and last time you looked.
> I have a list of text files in a folder which becomes available
> daily. I would like to access these daily files by date in my program.
> Is it possible in stata to identify the datasets created by date? My
> dataset are named like the following:
> Name Date Modified
> PARCEL.G1911V00 03/29/05
> PARCEL.G1921V00 03/29/05
> PARCEL.G1914V00 03/30/05
> and so on.
> In my program, I would only like to capture PARCEL.G1911V00 and
> PARCEL.G1921V00 since they are created on the same date (03/29/05) and
> ignore PARCEL.G1914V00 which I would like to capture on
> 03/30/05's run.
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