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re: st: A problem regarding local macro


From   Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   re: st: A problem regarding local macro
Date   Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:24:35 -0400

<>
I am using variables defined outside a do file to be used inside the
code of do file. Following is the code:

foreach under in HDFCBANK ACC BHARTIARTL{
	cd "D:\dofiles"
	do option.do `under'
	cd "D:\dofiles"
	do stock.do `under'
	cd "D:/dofiles"
	do merge.do `under'
	local name = lower(`under')
	save `name'merged
	}

but the argument that is passed to do file is null.
What could be wrong in it ?

Show us the code of one of the do-files that is called here (such as option.do). The contents of the macro should be referenced by `1' therein, as 
you have passed one argument to the do-file.

Kit

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html




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