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st: RE: what's wrong with this statement?

From   "Rodrigo Alfaro A." <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: what's wrong with this statement?
Date   Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:35:41 -0400


For me there is not errors in your lines. 
Maybe there is something in the data. Try:

bys faccode pat_mrn admit_datetime discharge_datetime: count



-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre de Jeph Herrin
Enviado el: Martes, 23 de Septiembre de 2008 02:16 p.m.
Asunto: st: what's wrong with this statement?

I've done this many times (in the past) to identify duplicate records;
I've typed and retyped this several times. What's going wrong?

. bys faccode pat_mrn admit_datetime discharge_datetime: gen dups=_N

. tab dups
variable dups not found

Notice, the first line does NOT produce an error. However, it also does
not produce a new variable!

Thanks in advance for pointing out what must be an obvious error.


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