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Re: st: reading in multiple worksheet excel data


From   "E. Paul Wileyto" <epaulwileyto@comcast.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reading in multiple worksheet excel data
Date   Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:16:42 -0400

I use ODBC to move data from Excel to Stata a lot.  The detail left out 
here is that you will need to define your ODBC source.  Windows has an 
ODBC administrator that will do this for you painlessly. 

P

Joseph Coveney wrote:
> Murali Kuchibhotla wrote:
>
> I often work with excel files comprising of multiple worksheets. Is
> there a simple way to read into Stata a single sheet from such a file
> (something that mimics the insheet command for single sheet excel files)?
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>
>
> You can do this via ODBC.  The command would look something like
>
> odbc load, table(...) dsn(...)
>
> where the argument for the -table()- option would contain the name of
> worksheet.  See the documentation and online help file for -odbc- for
> details.  (If your worksheet has any columns containing a mix of 
> numeric and
> character data, then you'll need to use a workaround when reading them 
> via
> ODBC.  The workaround has been posted on Statalist a few times over 
> the past
> few years, and should be readily locatable in the archives.)
>
> If you have Stat/Transfer licensed, then you can use that directly from
> Stata via Roger Newson's -stcmd- package, which is installed when you
> install Stat/Transfer.  See the help file for -stcmd- for details.
> Stat/Transfer will automatically detect and accommodate mixed data 
> types in
> a worksheet column.
>
> Joseph Coveney
>
>
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