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Re: st: -merge- in version11 fails to sort automatically


From   Padmakumar Sivadasan <pmathru2@illinois.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -merge- in version11 fails to sort automatically
Date   Tue, 8 Dec 2009 13:02:55 -0600

Bill, Thank you ! I also heard back promptly from Stata Tech Support
about fixing this issue in a new ado file.


Padmakumar


On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 2:53 PM, William Gould, StataCorp LP
<wgould@stata.com> wrote:
> Continuing the thread about the problem of -merge- producing the
> error "using data not sorted" when, under Stata 11, it is -merge-'s
> responsibility to sort the data, Padmakumar Sivadasan
> <pmathru2@illinois.edu> wrote,
>
>> As Martin suggested, I am including below the output when I run the
>> -merge- with -set trace on-. Since I don't find an error notification
>> at  -checksort- I have included the entire output from the beginning
>> of the -merge- command till the error message.
>>
>> As Bill suggested, I shall also send my data and log files to Stata
>> technical support.
>
> The trace was adequate:  We have reproduced the problem and now
> identified the cause.  We will fix it in the next ado-file update.
>
> In the meantime, Padmakumar worked his way around the problem:
>
>> I got around the problem by sorting and saving the two datasets before
>> merging them (as I would do in Stata 10).
>
> Padmakumar's workround is now the official workaround until we get the
> problem fixed.
>
> -- Bill
> wgould@stata.com
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