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st: RE: auto macro for name of do file?

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: auto macro for name of do file?
Date   Wed, 25 May 2011 16:19:52 +0100

Your question was beheaded. This may not make sense if I am guessing incorrectly at what you want. 

No, if only because there is absolutely no rule that an .ado must be called from a .do file. In fact, over the universe of Stata invocations of .ado files, most are called by other .ados without your even knowing that they exist as part of official Stata. 

If you write your own .ados, you can pass the information on what called them through an option or through setting a global or indeed in other ways. 


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Burkander
Sent: 25 May 2011 16:08
Subject: st: auto macro for name of do file?

from an ado, I'd like to know the name of the do file that called it.
Is there any type of predefined macro that automatically stores the do
file name, analogous to S_FN for file names?  Or is there any other
way to do it that doesn't involve adding a macro to the do file?

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