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st: saving stata file using macro


From   "nikh 2000" <nikh.2000@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: saving stata file using macro
Date   Wed, 9 Apr 2008 14:36:59 -0600

In the following program I was trying to read a Access table using
ODBC command. It works fine except with saving command. I want to save
Stata file in the same name as Access file. When I used method-1 it
didn't work. Method-2 works fine. But I don't want to add any prefix
in the filename I saved. Any Idea how I could save without any
prefix?. I have to convert and save many Access tables into Stata
format.

Method-1:
cap prog drop readdata
prog def readdata
	clear
	odbc load, dsn("MS Access Database; DBQ=$acdata_sc") table("`1'") lower
	count
	save $data_sc\`1',replace
end

readdata	assetstatus

**
. readdata        assetstatus
 3351
invalid '`'
r(198);


Method-2:
cap prog drop readdata
prog def readdata
	clear
	odbc load, dsn("MS Access Database; DBQ=$acdata_sc") table("`1'") lower
	count
	save x`1',replace
end

. readdata        assetstatus
 3351
(note: file C:\xassetstatus.dta not found)
file C:\xassetstatus.dta saved
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