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Re: st: merge on diff id vars

From   maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: merge on diff id vars
Date   Thu, 5 May 2011 15:59:04 +0200

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Argyn Kuketayev wrote:
> I have two data sets with keys PK and FK correspondingly. i want to
> merge them 1:1, except the key names are different in the dataset. i
> cant figure out if it's possible by reading the manual. any tips?

Just rename one of the keys, e.g.:

use dataset1
rename PK FK
tempfile foo
save `foo'
use dataset2
merge 1:1 FK using `foo'

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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