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Re: st: RE: saving stata file using macro


From   "Vladimir Vakhitov" <vvakhitov@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: saving stata file using macro
Date   Wed, 9 Apr 2008 17:42:11 -0400

I would also suggest to include global macro names in {} (curly
braces): "${globalname1}${globalname2}`localname3'", whenever  globals
are used  in concatenations such as file names or parts of variables'
names. Local names are clearly delimited with quotes, whereas globals'
are not.

Vladimir.



2008/4/9, nikh 2000 <nikh.2000@gmail.com>:
> Thanks Nick, it worked!!
>
>
>
>
>  On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>  > My guess: Don't use \ as a separator within filenames.
>  >  Use a /, even with MS Windows as your operating system.
>  >  This is documented e.g. [U] 18.3.11.
>  >
>  >  Nick
>  >  n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>  >
>  >  nikh 2000
>  >
>  >  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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