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Re: st: How to import help file (dictionary file)
At 03:26 26/11/2005, Ebtihal Alabdeen wrote:
I have converted a SAS file into stata file, but i dont know how
to import the SAS help file, I mean how can import the file that
contains the values of the variables like 1=yes 2=no and so on?
It would be easier for us to help if you told us exactly how you converted
the SAS file into the Stata file. For instance, do you have StatTransfer or
DBMS/Copy? And, if so, what version?
In Stata, the job of SAS formats is done by value labels. StatTransfer can
convert SAS formats to Stata value labels. I don't know about DBMS/Copy. To
find out more about DBMS/Copy, see
and to find out more about StatTransfer, see
If you do not have a data converter such as DBMS/Copy or StatTransfer, then
you will have to translate the SAS -proc format- code to Stata -label-
I hope this helps.
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