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Re: st: Merging based on dates


From   Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Merging based on dates
Date   Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:15:20 -0300

Are you using  merge 1:m or merge m:1 in or command line? Does your
data has an id variable, or you are using the date var as id?

Daniel


On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Orla Liston <listono@tcd.ie> wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm trying to merge two datasets. One of them has numerous
> observations for each date, while the smaller dataset only has one
> observation per date. Whilst the dates are mostly the same, there are
> a few dates which are present in one dataset but not the other.
>
> I'm trying to merge them based on the date, but having some trouble,
> as they obviously don't match up 100%, and also the observations in
> the smaller dataset will need to be replicated for each of the
> observations for the dates in the main dataset!
>
> I hope this makes sense? Basically I'm trying to match exchange rate
> data (the smaller dataset) with travelling data (the larger dataset)!
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Orla
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