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RE: st: import variable names from excel


From   "Alex Ogan" <aogan@ArrowstreetCapital.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: import variable names from excel
Date   Thu, 8 Jun 2006 14:33:08 -0400

If you're going to make a .csv file anyway, there is no need to use
Stat/Transfer.  You can just save as .csv from Excel.  Once you have a
.csv with the variable names included as the first row, you can import
into Stata using -insheet- with the -names- option.  

If you want to use Stat/Transfer, check the "Field Name Row" section
under the "Options (2)" tab to make sure you will be preserving the
column names.

Alex

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of buddyb
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 2:26 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: import variable names from excel

Thanks Joe,

I've used Stat/Transfer - and it makes a .csv file,
which I then import into Stata (though I think it
leaves the variable names off at that point?).  I can
copy and paste as well.  Whatever works best.  thanks
for your help.

Buddy

--- joe.dorris@altarum.org wrote:

> Buddy,
> 
> When you say import, do you mean that you are doing
> a copy and paste from
> Excel to Stata's data editor, reading the file in
> from a tab delimited or
> .csv file, or using Stat/Tranfer software to put the
> Excel data into Stata
> format?
> 
> Joe
> 
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> Hi Everyone,
> 
> I did a FAQ search on this and got some wierd
> results.
>  I'm new to STATA and have a simple question.
> 
> I want to import an excel file that has variable
> names
> on the first line.  For some reason, it imports the
> data but not the variable names.  Can anyone help?
> 
> Thanks,
> Buddy
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