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st: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro? |

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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:29:28 +0800 |

Dear All, I would like to know if it is possible to read and save a particular value in a dta file to macro. I mean one particular value of a variable rather than the "variable itself". I have a dataset of 2 columns and ten rows. One column has the column_name of X which has a value of 1 to 10. The first row is 1, the second is 2,..... And I have another column which has a column_name of STR which is made up of string, the first row is "a", the second is "b",..... Can I pinpoint one particular cell in this dataset and save the contents of this particular cell to a macro? eg I want to ask STATA to give me the value of STR when X=2, the value should be "b". local temp = STR if X==2 (of course, it does not work and that's why I ask for help.) Thank you very much for your help and have a nice day. Allen * * 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: How to read a particular value in a variables then save it to macro?***From:*David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>

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