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Re: st: import excel-file too big


From   Ricardo Ovaldia <ovaldia@yahoo.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: import excel-file too big
Date   Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:36:22 -0700 (PDT)

 
Thank you Subrata. 
 
However, I can not get the -odbc- to work in Stata 12. I get the following error:
 
. odbc load,  dsn("test_file.xlsx") table("sheet1") clear
The ODBC driver reported the following diagnostics
[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified
SQLSTATE=IM002
r(682);
 
The file is in the working directory:
 
. dir test_file.*
  45.0M   8/22/11  9:29  test_file.xlsx    

 
What am I doing wrong?
 
Ricardo.



Ricardo Ovaldia, MS
Statistician 
Oklahoma City, OK


----- Original Message -----
From: Subrata Bhattacharyya <subrata.bhattacharyya@gmail.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: st: import excel-file too big

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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