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Re: st: sequential file conversion possible ?

From   Steven Dubnoff <>
Subject   Re: st: sequential file conversion possible ?
Date   Thu, 07 Apr 2005 09:34:46 -0700

At 06:12 AM 4/7/2005, you wrote:
Dear Statalisters,

I have multiple (more than 20) Excel-format files, named like
mat1983.xls, mat1984.xls etc.

And I'd like to convert them into Stata-format ones using
StatTransfer. But it is tedious to do so one by one.
The Stat/Transfer command processor allows wildcard transfers so:

        copy mat*.xls *.dta

will work.  This can also be done from the OS command line as in:

        st mat*.xls *.dta

or from within Stata with stcmd:

        stcmd mat*.xls *.dta.



Steven Dubnoff    
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