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st: AW: new variable based on row numbers


From   Gawrich Stefan <s.gawrich@hlpug.hessen.de>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: new variable based on row numbers
Date   Fri, 2 Mar 2007 17:35:19 +0100

> 
> Hello all,
> I am having trouble figuring out how to create a new variable
> based on the row numbers of my data. I just want to create a
> sequentially numbered variable (x, x+1, x+2 ect...) to
> uniquely identify each row of my data.
> 
> There is probably a real quick and simple solution to this, I
> just haven't yet found it. 

Indeed: 

gen x = _n


Stefan Gawrich
Hesse Health State Office 
Germany
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