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st: continue loop if file not found


From   Patricio Cuarón <patriciocuaron@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: continue loop if file not found
Date   Fri, 6 May 2011 16:45:44 -0300

Hello. I have a do script that loops through some .dta files with
dates on the filename, does some math in each of them and stores the
result in a postfile. If the loop encounters a missing file, ie
there's a date with no .dta file associated, the loop fails on // use
filename`date'.dta // ("file filename32.dta not found"), even if I
call the .do file with the nostop option. Is there any way to make
stata continue the script, iterating the loop, if no file is found?


I've searched the list and used google, but I couldn't find an answer.
This is my first stata do-file so forgiveme if I ask something
obvious.

Thanks!
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