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Re: st: Appending several excel data sets into one


From   "C.I.D.E." <cide@univr.it>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Appending several excel data sets into one
Date   Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:56:35 +0200


local files :  dir . files "*.xls";
di `"`files'"';
local primo : word 1 of `files';
local files : list files - primo;

inputst `primo', /tsheet2 /y;
save temp, replace;

foreach f in `files'  {;
inputst `f', /tsheet2 /y;
append using temp;
save temp, replace;
};



Nick









At 09.35 14/09/2007, you wrote:
>Dear Stata List,
>
>I am working on a project where we get excel data that has several sheets, for example:
>
>data.xls-sheet1, sheet2, sheet3, etc
>data.xls-sheet1, sheet2, sheet3, etc
>data.xls-sheet1, sheet2, sheet3, etc
>.
>.
>.
>datan.xls-sheetn1, sheetn2, sheetn3, etc
>
>We have several of such data sets, over n=200, say. Of these excel data sets, we are only interested in one sheet, say sheet2. How can one append these several sheet2s in one stata data sets in a simple program short of coping one at a time and then appending them?
>
>Your help will be highly appreciated,
>
>Best wishes,
>
>Patrick.
>
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