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Re: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   Re: st: Transfering multiple data to stata format.
Date   Thu, 01 Sep 2005 22:21:54 +0100

At 19:21 01/09/2005, Amadou wrote:
I have several data sets in spss format that I want to convert into stata
I am using dbms copy v7 to do the job. But it won't accept multiple inputs.
It is painfull to select one by one.
Is there any efficient, faster way to code this?
I myself am a StatTransfer user, mostly because StatTransfer has a DOS command mode, which made it possible for me to write the -stcmd- package (downloadable from SSC) as a way for Stata programs to call StatTransfer. I presume that Amadou doesn't have StatTransfer.

DBMS Copy still doesn't have a DOS command mode (I think). However, I seem to recall that DBMS Copy has batch files, written in a command language of its own. Amadou might possibly write one of these batch files, or even write a Stata program to write one of these batch files.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger Newson
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