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Re: st: How to merge 2 datasets using 2 unique variables


From   Ulrich Kohler <kohler@wz-berlin.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to merge 2 datasets using 2 unique variables
Date   Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:30:14 +0200

Robin Newberry wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I've 2 datasets I need to merge (one with accident data and one with
> cost data), but the one "unique" variable they have in common (Social
> Security Number) won't work since there are multiple occurrences of
> the same individual. What I need to do is merge on two variables -
> like SSN and accident date - but I can't figure out how to do this in
> Stata. Is there a way, or do I need to merge the datasets outside of
> Stata (in Excel, for example) and import them?.

Sounds like

. sort ssn accdate
. merge ssn accdate using myfile

regards
uli

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