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Re: st: Problems with STATA 10, e.g. saving file causes variables to dropout


From   Svend Juul <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Problems with STATA 10, e.g. saving file causes variables to dropout
Date   Thu, 15 May 2008 21:50:21 +0200

Christian wrote:
 
I am currently facing a strange problem:
 
    "Insheet using C:\example.txt, names clear"
 
Results in the variables
A1
B2
B3
 
Saving the dataset via "save c:\example.dta, replace" 
saves the document, however one variable drops out and 
vanishes. There is no error message , the variable just 
vaporizes. Curiously, its not always the same variable..
sometimes it's A1, sometimes A2..
 
Has anyone before encountered a similar problem?  
(I am running Stata 10 IC)
 
(http://skrammer.blogspot.com/2007/11/new-stata-10.html 
describes similar problems, unfortunately there is no 
solution, neither).
 
===========================================================
 
This looks strange; I never heard about the problem before.
 
Questions:
 
1. Which operating system?
 
2. Have you updated:
      . update all
   and did you remember to
      . update swap
 
3. Demonstrate the problem by displaying to us the output 
   from these commands:
      . summarize
      . save ...
      . use ... , clear
      . summarize
 
4. It may be a question for technical support. Read this first:
       http://www.stata.com/support/tech-support/tech2.html
 
   (Statalist members need much the same information)
 
Good luck
Svend

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