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RE: st: Re: Retrieving a master dataset after merging
Thanks for your comments, Michael. I dropped _merge, however, so it seems I
can't retrieve the dataset. I probably just have to redo the changes I did
to dataset A. Thanks.
From: "Michael Blasnik" <email@example.com>
Well, I don't think you should ever save the new merged dataset on top of
the master (i.e., don't use -save, replace-). If you follow this advice
then you could just -use master-. Assuming you didn't follow this advice,
you can retrieve the master dataset (if you didn't specify -update- as an
option). Just type:
keep if _merge==1 | _merge==3
if the using dataset contains some variables not in the master dataset, you
then drop those:
drop usingvar1 usingvar2 usingvar3...
----- Original Message ----- From: "louis boakye-yiadom"
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 12:24 PM
Subject: st: Retrieving a master dataset after merging
After doing a -merge-, can one retrieve the master dataset? If yes, how
can it be done? Thank you.
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