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st: Re: merge command when variable already defined


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: merge command when variable already defined
Date   Sat, 31 May 2008 14:41:03 -0400

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This is covered in -help merge-, see the -update- option.

M Blasnik

----- Original Message ----- From: "Rufus Peabody" <rufus.peabody@gmail.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 2:26 PM
Subject: st: merge command when variable already defined



I have a variable that contains values for most of my dataset. I would like to add values where it is presently undefined by match merging with another dataset. However, this does not work since the variable is already defined. The only way around this that I can see is to simply delete the variable entirely. Is there any way around this?
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