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RE: st: why messy when importing a csv file?


From   Jessie Grace <gracejessie@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: why messy when importing a csv file?
Date   Thu, 6 May 2010 17:03:23 +0000

Neil,
the results are as follows. There are only one variable named v1 and 23 observations the number of which is not equal to my csv file. More, all values of the observations are blank.
 
. list
     +----+
     | v1 |
     |----|
  1. |    |
  2. |    |
  3. |    |
  4. |    |
  5. |    |
     |----|
  6. |    |
  7. |    |
  8. |    |
  9. |    |
 10. |    |
     |----|
 11. |    |
 12. |    |
 13. |    |
 14. |    |
 15. |    |
     |----|
 16. |    |
 17. |    |
 18. |    |
 19. |    |
 20. |    |
     |----|
 21. |    |
 22. |    |
 23. |    |
     +----+

Thank you for reply!
 
Grace

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> Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 16:51:24 +0000
> Subject: Re: st: why messy when importing a csv file?
> From: nshephard@gmail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Jessie Grace wrote:
>> Dear statalists,
>>
>> I have a .csv file, which consists of the following.
>>
>> Stkcd,Accper,A001101000
>> 000002,"1999-06-30",468010960.13
>> 000002,"2002-09-30",1166858479.70
>> 000002,"2000-01-01",772831829.15
>> 000002,"2000-06-30",911966043.54
>> 000002,"2000-12-31",995745160.05
>> 000002,"2009-03-31",26921921879.80
>> 000002,"1997-06-30",0
>> 000002,"1991-12-31",88628783.34
>> 000002,"1992-12-31",204653478.04
>> 000003,"1998-12-31",120946052.36
>>
>> The first row contains variables names. The characteristic of the file is the contents of each row are in the same cell.
>> No matter I typed "insheet using firms.csv" or "insheet using firms.csv,comma", the importing results are messy.
>
> What does "messy" look like? If you could -list- the data and copy
> and paste it to the list then...
>
>> Could anyone tell me why and how to solve?
>
> ...this might be more achievable, otherwise its just guessing.
>
> Neil
>
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