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st: RE: Re: Problem with save command. Variables disappear in new dataset & workspace.


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Problem with save command. Variables disappear in new dataset & workspace.
Date   Mon, 20 Apr 2009 22:11:34 +0100

Benjamin should note details at 

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/techsup/techsup.html

about contacting StataCorp Tech Support. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Martin Weiss

Such problems have come up before, and the advice is summarized in

 http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-11/msg01084.html

Benjamin

> I have trouble with the save command. Sometimes variables in the
workspace
> "disappear" when I use the save command. Here is my simple code:
>
> -------------------
> global path2 "Z:\MemoryStick\Income Processes\SAS data sets\STATA
> Files\temp"
> insheet using "Z:\MemoryStick\Income Processes\Data\Unemployment
> Britain\UKUnemployment.csv", clear
> save "$path2\ukunemployment.dta", replace
> -------------------
>
> The spreadsheet contains only two variables and 38 observations which
are
> read in fine every time I run the first two lines. If I run all three 
> lines
> together I sometimes get the full data set, but sometimes I don't. So 
> either
> one of the two variables could be lost in the saving process. If lost,
the
> variable is not in the saved data set and also disappears from the
> workspace.
>
> As I am quite new to STATA I don't see what's going on. I hope someone
has
> an idea.

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