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

From   Paul Burkander <>
Subject   Re: st: auto macro for name of do file?
Date   Wed, 25 May 2011 12:02:17 -0400

Sorry, I must have missed that in your previous email.

I'm working with a team on a large data cleaning project.  Right now
I'm writing an ado file that uses stata's merge command, but produces
a series of reports with each merge.  I wanted the name of the reports
to use the name of the do file.  There are many people working on the
project, with varying experience with Stata, so I'm trying to make
this process as user friendly as possible.

If my above description is not in full, it's because I'm under time
constraints.  I'll try to be more specific in the future.

Thanks for your help.

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Phil Schumm <> wrote:
> On May 25, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Paul Burkander wrote:
>> 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?
> As I noted in my response to your earlier question, you'll get better help
> if you describe what you're trying to do (in full), rather than just asking
> for help piecemeal along the way.  For example, it sounds in this case like
> you may be trying to use an idiom from another language that doesn't apply
> in Stata, but there's no way we can tell that (or otherwise determine how
> best to help) if we don't know what you're trying to do.
> -- Phil
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