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From   "Terra Curtis" <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: -foreach- syntax
Date   Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:40:24 -0400

Dear Statalisters, 

I am trying to run a foreach loop but I keep getting an error which is
puzzling me.  My code is below, with the error:

Code:
foreach x in "q1y1989" "q2y1989" "q3y1989" "q4y1989" "q1y1990" "q2y1990"
"q3y1990" "q4y1990" "q1y1991" "q2y1991" "q3y1991" "q4y1991" "q1y1992"
"q2y1992" "q3y1992" "q4y1992" "q1y1993" "q2y1993" "q3y1993" "q4y1993"
"q1y1994" "q2y1994" "q3y1994" "q4y1994" "q1y1995" "q2y1995" "q3y1995"
"q4y1995" "q1y1996" "q2y1996" "q3y1996" "q4y1996" "q1y1997" "q2y1997"
"q3y1997" "q4y1997" "q1y1998" "q2y1998" "q3y1999" "q4y1999" "q1y2000"
"q2y2001" "q3y2001" "q4y2001" "q1y2002" "q2y2002" "q3y2002" "q4y2002"
"q1y2003" "q2y2003" "q3y2003" "q4y2003" "q1y2004" q2y2004" "q3y2004"
"q4y2004" "q1y2005" "q2y2005" {
	gen ratio`x'=lc`x'/dol`x'
}

Error:
{ required
r(100);

end of do-file
r(100);

In my do-file the "foreach x in ..." line is all one line.  And as you can
see I have included the "{".  Can anyone spot the error?

Thanks,
Terra

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