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st: .dct for dataset without end-of-line delimiter: record too long?


From   olena-stavrunova@uiowa.edu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: .dct for dataset without end-of-line delimiter: record too long?
Date   Tue, 6 Jun 2006 17:48:11 -0500

Hello,
I am Stata7 user.
I am trying to infile data from the datafile which does not have end-of-line 
delimiters. My dictionary file looks like this:

dictionary using mydata{
_lrecl(8231)
_column(1)
          float caseid %5f "id" 
...
                       }

I get the error message:
"8231 not allowed
dictionary invalid"

By trying different # in _lrecl(#) I figured that # must be less than 7999 in 
order for my dictionary file to work.
But the length of the line in my file is 8231.
I would greatly appreciate any advise on how I can infile variables from this 
datafile.
With best regards,
Olena Stavrunova 

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