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Re: st: Db with an ado

From   "Eric A. Booth" <>
Subject   Re: st: Db with an ado
Date   Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:07:14 -0500

I am getting the same result Rajesh describes when I run his code (using Stata 10.1 IC, 64-bit for Mac, current updates).

It's as if stata is not waiting for the dataset you choose after -db- to load into memory before moving on to the -display- command.

I tried rerunning it with -pause- on and it worked:


pause on

db use
**you'll need to type "q" and press ENTER to continue**

di "do you want to list: (enter 1 for yes 2 for no)
" _request(_answer)

macro list _answer


I also tried using -sleep- after the db use command to get Stata to wait, but it did not work. Hopefully there is a better solution out there than using -pause- (because it's a pain to have to type "q" everytime you want to run the do-file), but I'm not sure what that might be.


Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
Office: +979.845.6754
Fax: +979.845.0249

On Apr 29, 2009, at 8:52 AM, Maarten buis wrote:

--- On Wed, 29/4/09, Tharyan, Rajesh wrote:
When I issue a command followed by by a request statement
as in something like below..

. db use
. di "do you want to list: (enter 1 for yes 2 for no)
" _request(_answer)
do you want to list: (enter 1 for yes 2 for no) . use
"C:\data\results.dta", clear

Stata automatically uses the echo from the db use command
as _answer. Is there anyway to prevent this?

Sounds like there is something wrong with your Stata
instalation. The first thing you could try is type:

update all
update swap

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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