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Re: st: import excel-file too big


From   Subrata Bhattacharyya <subrata.bhattacharyya@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: import excel-file too big
Date   Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:04:10 +0530

Hi Ricardo,

You might want to try -odbc-.

Regards,
Subrata

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I wrote an -do- file that first imports a series of excel sheets into Stata  using the -import- command.
> However, some of the sheets are too big and I get the corresponding error message "File too big".
> I can convert the sheet to a tab delimited txt file and use -insheet- to import. That works, but this is tedious because I have lots of files and they will change from time to time.
> Is there a way (code) to create the  tab delimited txt file from inside the -do- program? Or does anyone have an alternative that can be automated?
>
> Thank you,
> Ricardo
>
> Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
> Statistician
> Oklahoma City, OK
>
>
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