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Re: st: RE: Assigning labels of 1 file into another file?


From   "Ziad El-Khatib" <Ziad.El-Khatib@ki.se>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Assigning labels of 1 file into another file?
Date   Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:57:16 -0700

Hi Sven-Oliver,
Thank you for your kind reply.
I guess I am not sure about the difference in terms here but great you
pointed it out, but I will explain myself in giving an example:
 1. how can I save the codes assigned for each variable and use them
in the other file, example:
How to save the code of variable 'studyid' that means "Patient ID number", etc..

 and

 2. how to save the values of variables, for example:
How to save the value of variable 'education' as 1) highschool, 2)
university, 3) illiterate


I want to use lists 1 and 2 in the other file because 100% the same
except it has extra records.


Thank you and best regards
ziad


>
>
>
> On 9/12/07, Sven-Oliver Spiess <sospiess@indiana.edu> wrote:
> > Hi Ziad,
> >
> > In case you only want to label variables not values, I would probably try to
> > work with two loops.
> >
> > In the first data set you could use,
> >         foreach var of varlist _all {
> >                 local `var'label : variable label `var'
> >         }
> >
> > then add a command to open your new file and run something like,
> >         foreach var of varlist _all {
> >                 label `var' `"``var'label'"'
> >         }
> >
> >
> > Nevertheless, this would only work if your variables are named identically. If
> > you want to do that in separate do files use global macros instead. Also I'm not
> > sure if that works out with the quotes in the second loop but it's worth a shot.
> >
> > I hope this can lead into the right direction.
> >
> > Best
> > Sven-Oliver
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> > > statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ziad El-Khatib
> > > Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:02 PM
> > > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > > Subject: st: Assigning labels of 1 file into another file?
> > >
> > > Dear STATAlister
> > > I did lose records of a STATA file and now repeating the work again,
> > > to transfer the original file from Excel into STATA.
> > > To avoid re-labeling the variables again, is it possible to move the
> > > assigned labels from file01 into file02?
> > >
> > > Thank you and best regards
> > > ziad
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