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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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AW: st: changing the variable name form capital letters to small letters. |

Date |
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:14:25 +0100 |

<> -replace- would change the values of the variable, not its name. If Rajaram does not want to use -renvars-, as suggested by Richard, he can of course say ************* foreach var of varlist _all{ rename `var' `=lower("`var'")' } ************* " some of them are numeric and some are string variables." The storage type of the variables should have no bearing on this operation, as all you want to change is the name, not the values. If ever you wanted to condition on the type, use -ds-, as in my http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=dm0040 HTH Martin -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von gjhxmu@sina.com Gesendet: Freitag, 27. November 2009 07:53 An: statalist Betreff: Re: st: changing the variable name form capital letters to small letters. Suppose the variable is named x, try "replace x=lower(x)". Hope it helps. Best regards, Rose ----- Original Message ----- From: Rajaram Subramanian Potty <rajara999@gmail.com> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: changing the variable name form capital letters to small letters. Date: 2009-11-27 13:22:39 Dear All, Is there any way I can change the name of the variable. In my data set the variables are in capital letters and I want them to change into small letters. There are about 700 variables and I wanted to change them into small letters. The list of some of the variables in my data set is given below, some of them are numeric and some are string variables. S1Q1 wanted to change to s1q1 S1Q2 change to s1q2 S1Q3 change to s1q3 S1Q4 change to s1q4 etc. S1Q5 S1Q6 S1Q7 S1Q8 S1Q9 S1Q10 S1Q11 S1Q12 S1Q13 S1Q14 S1Q15 S1Q16 S1Q17 S1Q18 S2Q1 S2Q2 S2Q3 S2Q4 S2Q5 S2Q6 S2Q7 S2Q8 S3Q1 S3Q2 S3Q2CASTE change to s3q2caste S3Q3 S3Q3OTHER S3Q4 S3Q5 S3Q6 S3Q6OTHER S3Q7 S3Q8 S3Q8A S3Q9 S3Q9DURATION S3Q10 S3Q10DURATION S3Q11 S3Q11ILLNESS Thanks and regards, RAJA * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: changing the variable name form capital letters to small letters.***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**References**:**Re: st: changing the variable name form capital letters to small letters.***From:*gjhxmu@sina.com

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