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Re: st: A problem while dealing with massive amount of data


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: A problem while dealing with massive amount of data
Date   Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:31:40 +0100

. help capture

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Mayank Mishra <mayankm16@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have around two thousand .csv file in a folder which I need to clean
> and save as stata .dta file. For this I am running a loop in which
> -insheet- command takes up a file, then it gets cleaned and saved.
> There is a variable named "option_typ" which is used twice in the loop
> while cleaning. The problem is, in some files this variable is named
> as "optiontype". For those files, this do file gives an error and loop
> stops as it cannot find a variable named "option_typ". What makes it
> worse is that I don't know, which file have different variable name
> than used in the do file. So, please tell me what I can do for this
> situation.
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