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RE: st: Join String Variables


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Join String Variables
Date   Sun, 19 Nov 2006 17:54:41 -0000

Note that this won't work, as -egen- never -replace-s. 

If you did want to overwrite -Var3-, 

egen temp = concat(Var1 Var2 Var3) 
replace Var3 = temp
drop temp 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Robert A Yaffee

> Try egen Var3=concat(Var1 Var2 Var3)

Socrates Mokkas
 
> > I just want to put two or more strings in one even if 
> > missing values exist. For example,
> > 
> > obs     Var1     Var2    Var3       Var3
> > 1          A        B       K        ABK
> > 2                   C                  C
> > 3          D               ED        BED
> > 
> > I have Var1 and Var2 and want to create Var3.
> > Thanks a lot.

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