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Re: st: macro & file name


From   "Eva Poen" <eva.poen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: macro & file name
Date   Fri, 3 Oct 2008 17:45:48 +0100

Just use a forward slash in front of the local macro, and lose the
quotes in between:

"c:\union_pop\orig/`file'"

The backslash acts as escape character in Stata. You only need to
worry about it if it's directly followed by a macro.


Eva



2008/10/3 Caleb Southworth <caleb@uoregon.edu>:
> I misunderstand something about the way locals are identified. The below
> program crashes when I try to -use- the filename in `r(files)'. If I take
> out the path name and change into that directory, then the program runs. How
> can I make this work with the path name? What is the proper way to use a
> local that is appended to another string, such as the path? Thanks!
>
> . fs c:\union_pop\orig\gifford*.dta
> gifford_2000.dta
>
> . foreach file in `r(files)'{
>  2.         use "c:\union_pop\orig\""`file'", clear
>  3.                 ds _*
>  4.                 foreach var of varlist `r(varlist)'{
>  5.                         bysort id: assert `var'==. if `var'[_n+1]!=.
>  6.                 }
>  7. }
> invalid '"gifford_2000.dta'
> r(198);
>
> end of do-file
>
> r(198);
>
>
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