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st: RE: RE: RE: Access datasets created by date
This looks like the same question really,
so I can't add more. Sorry.
> I'm using Windows 2000. Can something be done before exploring to
> scripting language?
> 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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