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Re: st: saving file


From   wgould@stata.com (William Gould, StataCorp LP)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: saving file
Date   Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:43:06 -0500

Abdel Rahmen El Lahga <rahmen.lahga@gmail.com> writes, 

> I would like to save file with date and time in file name, but I have
> some trouble.
> [...]
> 
>        . save "toto$S_DATE.dta"
> 
> Stata is ok and i obtain "file toto12 Jul 2007.dta saved"
> 
>        . save "toto_$S_DATE_$S_TIME.dta"
> 
> Stata gives the following message
> file toto_19:04:26.dta could not be opened

Abdel needs to type 

         . save "toto_${S_DATE}_${S_TIME}.dta"

When Abdel typed "toto_$S_DATE_$S_TIME.dta" Stata took $S_DATE_ as the
name of the first macro, and that substituted to nothing.  Putting in
braces makes clear where macro names start and end.

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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