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st: variable names from another dataset


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: variable names from another dataset
Date   Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:51:44 -0400

Does anyone know, is it possible to get the variable names of another dataset without loading it?

Presently, I do this...
use otherfile
unab othervars : *

use mymainfile
[ code referencing othervars ]
...

But can I avoid -use-ing otherfile?

Thanks.
--David

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