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st: Re: str

From   "Joseph Coveney" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: str
Date   Sat, 6 Mar 2010 15:54:01 +0900

Lydia Huang wrote:

what does it mean by " var1 was str28 now str30" ?
why the "str" changed?
can i continue appending other data?


It means that the length of the string variable in the dataset in memory was 28 bytes, and that in the dataset you are appending is 30 bytes.  Stata automatically lengthened the string length of the variable in memory from 28 to 30 bytes in order to prevent loss of data.

Yes.  You can continue appending other data:  the message is an information message, not an error message.  

Joseph Coveney

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