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st: double precision after DBMSCopying from excel to stata

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Subject   st: double precision after DBMSCopying from excel to stata
Date   Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:34:15 -0400

Hi Statalist,
I've seen many permutations of the precision question in this list's 
archives, but didn't see anone asking this question which I have: How 
can I make sure that when import a file into stata from excel via dbms 
copy, i don't run into precision problems for numbers with more than 10 
digits. Here is the menu of things I tried, to no avail:
1) before DMBSCopying, in stata I typed -set type double, permanently-, 
and then went ahead and imported the files,
2) Once imported, I tried -set type double, permanently-, - gen double 
newvar = oldvar, etc. etc., but I didn't manage to get the numbers to 
show up correctly. 

DO I essentially have to give up on DMBSCopying the excel files into 
stata? Must I resort to another way (e.g. roundaboutly, first tranfer 
the xcel data to a text file, then insheet or infile that into stata? 
I'm afraid I only have the Stata 7 manual in which I didn't find this 


Tewodaj Mogues
Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Wisconsin - Madison
427 Lorch St. #317, Taylor Hall
Madison, WI 53706
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