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


From   Ziad El-Khatib <ziad.khatib@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Assigning labels of 1 file into another file?
Date   Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:56:40 -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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